Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is likely to stay in Germany for the foreseeable future, where he was released from the hospital this week.
President Putin’s well-known critic’s spokeswoman stressed that his recovery is likely to take a long time.
Navalny previously wrote on Instagram that he cannot throw a ball with his left hand and has trouble writing.
“He will stay in Germany for the time being and will rehabilitate there,” said his spokeswoman. “That’s not a matter of a few days, and probably not a matter of weeks.”
The Kremlin critic had become very ill onboard a Russian domestic flight last month. He first ended up in a hospital in Siberia and was later transferred to Germany.
There, researchers determined that he had been poisoned with a Novichok nerve poison.