Putin Critic Navalny Removed From Medically-Induced Coma As Condition Improves

Nearly 2 weeks after he collapsed during a plane bathroom shortly after takeoff, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has finally been awakened from an artificial coma, according to the doctors at the Berlin hospital where the notorious Putin critic is being treated.

He is reportedly responding to speech, though his condition remains severe.

Doctors at Charite, the hospital where Navalny is being treated since being airlifted to Germany after allegedly being “poisoned” with “military-grade Novichok”, a powerful nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union, say his condition has improved, and he is slowly being weaned off mechanical ventilation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said last week that Moscow is the likely culprit behind Navalny’s “poisoning”, even as the Russian government has argued that if Novichok truly was used, More bystanders would have been sickened, including Navalny’s fellow passengers who initially tended to him.

“It remains too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning,” Charite said in a statement.

However, the Germans insist their military lab confirmed the presence of the powerful nerve agent, allegedly used in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, back in 2018.

Brussels-backed politicians in Germany are seizing on the poisoning of Navalny as an opportunity to try and sabotage the nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would guarantee supplies of Russian gas for Germany, something that Merkel has championed despite intense opposition from EU bureaucrats.

But we can’t help but wonder: If  “geopolitical chess master” Putin really is such a malignant actor on the world stage, how could he have failed in this latest “attempted poisoning?”

Unless, of course, the entire narrative is made-up?

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