Russian dissident Alexei Navalny announces that Merkel visited him in the hospital in Berlin

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny announced Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in a hospital in Berlin, where he was recovering after he was poisoned with Novichok.

“I am grateful to Chancellor Merkel for visiting me in the hospital,” the opposition said on Twitter, after reports of the meeting spread in the German media.