In a tweet marking the departure Saturday, his spokesperson Kira Yarmysh wrote: “The plane with Alexey flew to Berlin. Many thanks to everyone for their support. The struggle for Alexey’s life and health just begins, and there is still a lot to go through, but now at least the first step has been taken.”
In an earlier tweet, Yarmysh posted a photograph exhibiting Navalny’s stretcher being put onto the air ambulance. “Alexey is taken to the medical aircraft. Yulia is with him,” she wrote. Yulia is Navalny’s spouse.
On Friday, Russian docs treating the anti-corruption blogger gave his group permission to maneuver him.
“We do not object to his transfer to another hospital,” Anatoly Kalinichenko, deputy chief doctor on the hospital the place Navalny is being handled, informed reporters, in keeping with TASS.
The Siberian hospital treating Navalny has rejected claims the Russian opposition chief had been poisoned on Friday — whilst his spouse stated the docs there couldn’t be trusted.
RIA Novosti quoted the deputy head physician as saying: “We have requests from relatives to transport [him]. They take this risk upon themselves, we do not mind.”
On Friday, Kalinichenko, the deputy head doctor, stated no poisons had been present in Navalny’s blood or urine.
“We don’t believe that the patient suffered poisoning,” Kalinichenko informed native journalists in a information convention.
“Poisons or traces of their presence in the body have not been identified. Probably, the diagnosis of ‘poisoning’ remains somewhere in the back of our minds. But we do not believe that the patient suffered poisoning,” he added.
Navalny’s group claims that transport police in Omsk have detected a “deadly substance” that poses a menace to his life and the lives of these round him and say that is the explanation why the hospital initially didn’t enable him to be moved.
TASS additionally reported Friday that an “industrial chemical” recognized in samples taken from Navalny was a non-toxic substance generally present in plastic merchandise, citing the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.