‘The plan was simple’: Navalny speaks about poisoning and plane ride

The 44-year-old thanked the pilots for diverting the plane to Omsk, despite a bomb warning that was phoned through to the airport there.

He also credited the airport medical officers and ambulance team who “did not say any lies about diabetes, etc., but immediately clearly said: ‘this is toxic poisoning’ and gave me a dose of atropine.”

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he owes his life to the pilots who made an emergency landing when he fell into a coma on board a plane.