A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin has shared a picture from his hospital bed as he recovers from being poisoned with novichok.
Alexei Navalny said he has managed to breathe for an entire day without requiring medical assistance, and told his Instagram followers: “I miss you all.”
On Monday, two independent laboratories in Sweden and France confirmed German findings that the opposition leader had been poisoned with the nerve agent.
Accompanying the photograph, where he is surrounded by his family, Mr Navalny wrote: “Hi, this is Navalny. I miss you 😍. I still can hardly do anything myself, but yesterday I was able to breathe on my own all day long.
“I did not use any outside help, not even the simplest valve in my throat. I liked it very much. An amazing, underestimated by many process. I recommend it.”
Mr Navalny is being treated in Berlin after falling ill last month during a flight in Russia.
Russia has said it has seen no evidence that Mr Navalny was poisoned.
Samples taken from him have also been sent to the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague for tests.
Source : Sky News