Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned during a flight. Navalny, a fierce rival of President Vladimir Putin, is currently in a coma and is on a ventilator. Navalani spokesperson Kira Yarmyash has given this information.
Kira said Navalny had gone to Siberia on Thursday. From there he was returning to Moscow again. The plane had to make an emergency landing as Navalni fell ill during the journey. Russia’s official news agency says Navalny is in critical condition. Kira wrote on Twitter that Navalani has been given a highly lethal poison. Now that he has been admitted to the ICU, Navalani was poisoned with tea. Kira said they only drink tea in the morning.
Kira quoted a doctor as saying that the hot water easily dissolved the poison inside the tea. Navalny started vomiting inside the plane. Keep talking about what they told me because I can focus on my voice. He then went to the bathroom and fell unconscious. Navalny is still unconscious and has been placed on a ventilator. The police have been informed about this. Police will soon investigate the incident.
Meanwhile, the incident of poisoning Navalani may be related to this year’s local elections. Navalny is an opponent of Putin. Navalny, who is a lawyer by profession, had campaigned several times against corruption. He had always held anti-Putin rallies. Because of this, he had to spend many years in prison, Kira said.