Aleksei Navalny Says He’ll Return to Russia on Sunday


MOSCOW — Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition chief who has been in Germany for months recovering from a nerve-agent assault extensively seen as carried out by the Russian state, stated on Wednesday that he would return to Russia this weekend regardless of the specter of being jailed on arrival.

Mr. Navalny stated in social-media posts that he had purchased a ticket for a flight to Moscow this Sunday. His announcement that he’ll return got here simply two days after Russia’s jail authority petitioned a court docket to imprison Mr. Navalny for what it stated was violating the phrases of an earlier suspended jail sentence.

“They’re doing every part they’ll to scare me,” Mr. Navalny stated in an Instagram post on Wednesday, referring to the Russian authorities. “However I don’t a lot care about what they’re doing. Russia is my nation, Moscow is my metropolis, and I miss them.”

Mr. Navalny was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in Siberia in August in what he and Western officers say was an assassination try by the Russian authorities. He fell right into a coma, and was flown to Berlin for remedy.

He stated on Wednesday that he now believed he was properly sufficient to return to Russia. He purchased tickets on the low-cost airline Pobeda, he stated, and deliberate to fly again to Moscow on Sunday.

“Come meet me!” he stated.