The official Instagram account of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny posted on Tuesday the first photo since the politician fell ill, the caption says that Navalny can finally breathe without a ventilator.
The photo, taken inside the Berlin-based Charite hospital in Berlin, features Navalny, his wife and their children.
“Hi, this is Navalny.
“I miss you. I can hardly do anything so far, but yesterday I managed to breathe without any assistance, all day long.
“Absolutely on my own. No assistance, I did not even use a simple ventilator.
“I enjoyed it a lot. This is an amazing process that many people underrate. Highly recommended,” the caption read.
Navalny fell ill during a domestic Russian flight on August 20.
He was initially treated in the Siberian city of Omsk, where the plane made an emergency landing.
Two days later, once the doctors established he was fit for cross-border aerial transportation, the 44-year-old was flown to the Charite hospital for further treatment.
The German government claimed earlier in September that traces of a nerve agent from the Novichok group were detected in Russian politician Alexei Navalny’s system.
Moscow has stated that Russian doctors found no toxic substances before Navalny was flown to Germany and that Berlin has provided no evidence to support its claims.
On Sept. 7, the Charite hospital in Berlin, where Navalny is being treated, announced that the patient’s condition had become better and he was woken up from a coma.