Russia: Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has declined any of the reports regarding illness issues of President Vladimir Putin, stating that there were no signs pointing to any ailment.
According to the reports, Russia’s top diplomat said, “I do not think that sane people can see any of the sign of some kind of illness or ailments in this person.”
Russian Minister Lavrov further added that , “Putin, who will turn 70 in October, appeared in public almost regulary.”
As per the statement released by Russian foreign ministry, Sergei Lavrov remarked that, “You can watch him on screens, read and listen to his speeches.”
“I leave it to the conscience of those who spread such rumours.”
Putin, who has been in power in Russia for more than last 20 years has deployed military to Ukraine on February 24 for full-scale invasion, sending shock waves around the world.
Putin’s health and private life are almost taboo subjects in Russia, and are almost never discussed in public.
Moscow’s offensive has resulted in killing thousands of people, sparked the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II and led to unprecedented Western sanctions against Moscow.