MOSCOW Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has undergone an eye operation in Spain following an assault in Moscow that left him virtually blind in one particular eye, the opposition politician explained late on Tuesday on social media.
Navalny hopes to operate for president up coming yr from Vladimir Putin, who is expected to operate for what would be his fourth time period, and arranged the most important anti-govt protests in yrs in March.
The opposition politician, who belief polls show at the moment trails Putin by a large margin, endured a serious chemical burn to his eye following an assailant threw inexperienced liquid in his experience on April 27.
Late on Tuesday, Navalny posted a photograph of himself on social media with his right eye hunting bloodshot. He explained he experienced undergone an operation in Barcelona and that a physician there experienced explained to him his sight would only be restored “in quite a few months.”
It experienced formerly been unclear whether or not the Russian authorities would allow for Navalny to journey overseas thanks to an embezzlement conviction from him in a situation which he states was politically-enthusiastic.
Navalny has known as for large nationwide protests on June 12 to show from formal corruption. He explained on Wednesday that a presidential decree tightening the regulations on holding these types of protests would not prevent the prepared functions likely ahead.
(Reporting by Andrew Osborn Enhancing by Christian Lowe)