“We are clearly ready to provide all the necessary assistance to … Navalny and his relatives in terms of health care, asylum and protection, that is clear,” Macron said.
“I hope he can be saved. “
Navalny began to feel ill on a plane to Moscow Thursday morning after drinking tea at an airport cafe in the Siberian city of Tomsk.
His condition became so severe that the plane made an emergency landing in the city of Omsk, en route to Moscow, where he was taken on a stretcher.
Kira Yarmysh, his spokesperson, said he was in intensive care in serious but stable condition and on life support at a hospital in Omsk, about 2,200 km (1,400 miles) east of the capital. Russian.
Merkel said Germany was ready to treat Navalny at their hospitals, but had yet to receive such a request from Navalny’s entourage.