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Russian opposition politician Navalny put on Germany-bound plane

An ambulance aircraft evacuating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for medical treatment in a German hospital is seen on the tarmac of an airport before the departure in Omsk, Russia August 22, 2020. Alexei Navalny was taken ill with suspected poisoning en route from Tomsk to Moscow on a plane, which made an emergency landing in Omsk. The local hospital delivering medical support to Navalny later allowed German doctors to fly him to Germany for treatment. REUTERS/Anton Zverev

(Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been put on a plane set to take him to Germany, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Twitter on Saturday.

Gravely ill Kremlin critic Navalny, who is in a coma after drinking what his allies believe was poisoned tea, was meant to be airlifted to Germany to receive medical care after the opposition politician’s allies accused the Russian authorities of trying to stop his evacuation.

Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Sandra Maler

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