After Poisoning, Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Vows To Return To Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced he plans to return home to Russia on Sunday from Germany, where he has spent months recovering from being poisoned. In an Instagram post Wednesday, he said he purchased a plane ticket to Russia that morning after feeling “almost healthy enough to come back home.” “There was never a question for me whether to return or not, never,” Navalny said on Twitter . “I ended up in Germany having arrived there in an intensive care box. On January 17, Sunday, I will return home on Pobeda airline flight.” Navalny was flown to Berlin in a coma after he was poisoned while on a trip to Siberia in August. Tests by health authorities in Europe later showed that he had been poisoned by a variant of the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok. Navalny has been recuperating from extensive nerve damage since doctors removed him from his medically-induced coma in September. In recent weeks, Navalny said the investigative group Bellingcat recently uncovered evidence

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