Navalny spokesman Kira Yarmysh said last week he fell ill with suspected poisoning on a flight to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk.
Navalny, critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was treated at the Berlin Charity Hospital which Seibert said will provide updates on the state of the opposition leader. Jaka Bizilj, president of the Cinema for Peace Foundation, which organized the medical evacuation, told CNN on Saturday that Navalny was in “stable condition”.
The Siberian hospital that previously treated Navalny on Friday rejected claims he was poisoned – even though his wife said doctors could not be trusted.
On Friday, Anatoly Kalinichenko, deputy chief doctor at the Russian hospital where Navalny was being treated, told a press conference that no poisons were found in Navalny’s blood or urine. “We don’t think the patient was intoxicated,” Kalinichenko told local reporters.
“The poisons or traces of their presence in the body have not been identified. Probably, the diagnosis of “poisoning” remains somewhere in our minds. But we don’t think the patient was intoxicated, ”he added.