INTERNATIONAL

Navalny Says 'Able To Breathe' Unaided

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said he was able to breathe unaided in his first public comments after his alleged poisoning in Siberia last month.

"Hello, this is Navalny," he said in a post on Instagram, appearing with his family in the Berlin hospital where he was flown for treatment after falling ill.

In his first social media post since he was poisoned with what Germany says was a novichok nerve agent he said "i still don't know much about anything, but yesterday i could breathe all day on my own. Actually on my own.".