Poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny announced Wednesday that he would soon fly home to Russia — defying the assassination plot and threats to throw him behind bars.
The main opposition leader to President Vladimir Putin announced on social media that he has bought tickets for a flight home Sunday.
“Come meet me,” he teased Russian officials, adding a winking emoji.
Navalny, 44, insisted he never questioned returning from his rehabilitation in Germany, even though he had arrived there in a coma in August after being poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.
“It was not my choice to come to Germany… I ended up here because they tried to kill me,” he said in an Instagram video, according to a translation by Agence France-Presse (AFP).
“Russia is my country, Moscow is my city. I miss them,” he said of his homeland.