Disinfo: German doctors participated in the Council which blocked Navalny’s transportation to German hospital


We ended a consultation with colleagues from Germany. We came to the conclusion that Navalny experienced a sharp drop in blood glucose with pressure changes. To avoid the risk, we insisted that the patient stay in hospital [in Omsk, Russia] until his condition was clearly stabilised. An additional fact here is that German doctors have arrived, German doctors are participating in the work, together with our doctors, they were present at the council. The decision to leave him there, well, apparently, there was no objection.

A new medical consultation on the state of Alexei Navalny, who has been in intensive care at Omsk hospital in a serious condition since Thursday, comes with the participation of his wife Yulia Navalny. Following the results of the first consultation with the participation of physicians from Germany who arrived in Omsk, it was decided to leave him in BSMP-1 until his condition stabilised.


Disinformation around the recent suspected poisoning of Alexey Navalny. He fell ill during a flight and the plane had to make an emergency landing in Omsk, where the doctors rejected information about him being poisoned.

Navalny has since been transferred to Berlin and is receiving treatment at Berlin's Charite Hospital. Clinical findings indicate poisoning with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors, said Charite.

The spokesperson for Alexey Navalny, Kira Yarmysh, called the allegation released by TASS that Russian doctors invited Yulia Navalnaya to participate in a consultation on the health of her husband "dirty lies" and "the exact opposite of the news to what actually happened"

As for German doctors' participation in such a consultation in Omsk in Russia, Kira Yarmysh explained the following: "“German doctors, professional resuscitators, having examined Alexei Navalny, came to the conclusion that he is transportable and that the equipment of their plane allows him to be safely immediately transported to Berlin to the Charite University Hospital in accordance with the wishes of Yulia Navalnaya. At the press approach, the head physician said that the decision “to leave Alexei in Omsk” was made at a “consultation with German doctors,” trying to create the appearance that German doctors supported this decision. This is a gross lie".

The EU High Representative Josep Borrell condemned what seemed to be an attempt on Mr. Navalny's life in a statement.

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  • Reported in: Issue 209
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Alexei Navalny


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