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German air ambulance lands in Russia seeking to collect Kremlin critic Navalny - flight data

An ambulance aircraft with a team specialised in treating coma patients, which left Germany to pick up Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, descends before landing at an airport in Omsk, Russia August 21, 2020. Navalny was taken ill with suspected poisoning en route from Tomsk to Moscow on a plane, which made an emergency landing in Omsk. REUTERS/Vadim Nezdatny

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A German air ambulance thought to have been sent to collect stricken Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny from a hospital in Siberia and take him for treatment in Germany has landed in the Siberian city of Omsk, flight tracking data showed on Friday.

Doctors have said his condition is still too unstable for him to travel, but Navalny’s allies have accused authorities of trying to thwart his medical evacuation, a decision they say placed his life in mortal danger.

Reporting by Rinat Sagdiev; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alex Richardson