Russia’s leading opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been discharged from hospital after suffering poisoning with Novichok last month.
“The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” the Charite hospital in Berlin said on Wednesday.

“Based on the patient’s progress and current condition, the treating physicians believe that complete recovery is possible. However, it remains too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning,” the hospital said.

On Monday Navalny told Russia that it should hand over the clothes that were taken from him when he was admitted to hospital last month after falling ill on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. He said that the Russian authorities were withholding vital evidence.

At the weekend he said he could walk up and down stairs, but it was difficult to hold a glass of water or use a telephone due to his trembling hands.

The Kremlin has denied any responsibility for Navalny’s poisoning, and has instead put forward other theories such as poor diet for the leading opposition figure falling into a coma.

PHOTO: Alexei Navalny. Reuters