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Russia launches probe into hospitalization of Kremlin critic Navalny- TASS

MOSCOW, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Russia’s Interior Ministry said on Thursday it was launching a probe into the hospitalization of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny over what his allies suspect was a poisoning, TASS news agency reported.

Navalny is in a medically induced coma in a Berlin hospital where he was airlifted on Saturday after collapsing during a flight.

The German clinic treating him said its initial medical examination pointed to poisoning, though Russian doctors who had treated Navalny in a Siberian hospital have contradicted that diagnosis. (Reporting by Anastasia Teterevleva and Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Sujata Rao)

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