Doctors at the Omsk hospital where Alexey Navalny is currently hospitalized have refused to transport him to another clinic on the grounds that he is in no condition to be moved. The director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, lawyer Ivan Zhdanov, wrote about this on Twitter.
Earlier, Navalny’s personal physician, Dr. Anastasia Vasileva from the Doctors’ Alliance, said that his representatives were attempting to organize his evacuation to Moscow. Navalny’s team has also officially appealed to the Kremlin for help evacuating him abroad for treatment (this came after presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov promised help upon request).
Alexey Navalny was hospitalized after falling violently ill aboard a plane from Tomsk to Moscow. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Omsk after Navalny passed out. He was subsequently moved to an intensive care unit and connected to a ventilator. He is currently in a coma, according to the local Health Department.
Navalny’s spokeswoman says he drank a cup of tea at the airport in Tomsk before boarding the plane. She suspects the beverage was poisoned. At the time of this writing, doctors have not yet announced their diagnosis of what caused Navalny’s sudden illness.