Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is reportedly able to speak again as he continues to make progress in his recovery from his novichok poisoning.
The fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin is being treated at a Berlin hospital after falling ill last month during an internal flight in Russia.
His police protection has also been stepped up in anticipation of having more visitors as his condition improves in the German capital, according to Der Spiegel magazine.
“Der Spiegel and Bellingcat understand that Navalny can speak again and can likely remember details about his collapse,” the publication wrote, crediting its investigative website partner.
“His statements could be dangerous for people behind the attack.”