Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition has improved and he is now able to discuss the poisoning attack that nearly killed him with doctors and investigators German media reported on Thursday.
The Russian government continued to refuse calls for a full investigation, specifically refuting a claim by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that the Kremlin was preparing to establish a commission to probe Navalny’s case.
CBS News noted that Navalny’s team was less optimistic about his condition than Germany’s Der Spiegel, which quoted anonymous reports that “Navalny can speak again and can likely remember details about his collapse on board the plane.”
Navalny was aboard a Siberia to Moscow flight on August 20 when he became suddenly and severely ill, lapsing into a coma from which he only recently awakened. Russian doctors claimed his condition was natural, theorizing he suffered from complications due to low blood sugar, but he was