Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov denies Putin illness
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov has denied media speculations that President Vladimir Putin is ill.
This follows increased unconfirmed speculations that Putin, who turns 70 this year, may be suffering from ill health, possibly cancer.
In an interview with a French TV, Lavrov said the Russian leader appears in public every day, and no sane person has seen any signs of an ailment.
British intelligence sources were quoted telling media outlets that Putin was seriously ill in the last week.
Western intelligence agencies which have been taking a close interest in President Putin’s both mental and physical health, have over the years provoked rumours about the condition of the Russian leader, long known for his healthy lifestyle and love of sport.
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