Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been taken out of an induced coma after his suspected poisoning with the nerve agent novichok.
Mr Navalny is now said to be responding to speech at the hospital he is being treated at in Berlin.
Doctors add that despite the improvement in Mr Navalny’s condition, the “long-term consequences of the serious poisoning can still not be ruled out.”
Last week, German officials said that tests showed Mr Navalny had been poisoned with novichok – the same nerve-agent used on the Skripals in Salisbury.
Source : Sky News