Lavrov refutes rumors of Putin’s worsening health
Russian President makes public appearances on a daily basis, the Foreign Minister noted.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed Sunday claims made by Western press regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin's deteriorating health.
"President Vladimir Putin makes public appearances on a daily basis. You can see him on TV screens, and read and listen to his speeches. I don’t think that a sane person can suspect any signs of an illness or ailment in this man," Lavrov told France's TF1 TV channel.
"I’ll leave it on the conscience of those who disseminate such rumors despite daily opportunities for everyone to see how he and others look like," he added.
Western media have been circulating rumors in recent weeks about the Russian president's health, claiming that he is ill and losing his grip despite his repeated public appearances.