Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has posted a photo of himself in his hospital bed, nearly four weeks after he was poisoned with what experts say was a Soviet-era nerve agent.
The photo on Instagram shows the 44-year-old sitting up in bed with three family members around him.
“Hi, this is Navalny. I miss you all,” the photo’s caption reads.
“I still don’t know much about anything, but yesterday I could breathe all day on my own.”
Mr Navalny collapsed while on an internal flight in Russia in August and was taken to Germany for treatment.
Multiple independent laboratories have confirmed he was poisoned with the Russian Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, but Russia has denied any involvement in the incident.
He had been in an induced coma, but the German hospital treating him confirmed that he had “successfully been removed from mechanical ventilation”.
Today a Kremlin spokesman said Russia was open to clearing up what happened to Vladimir Putin’s top opponent, and that everyone would be happy if Mr Navalny recovered.
More to come.