On a rare occasion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on May 29 denied rumors surrounding the situation health of President Vladimir Putinand US intelligence also said there was no evidence that the leader was ill.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits soldiers injured in the Ukrainian war receiving treatment at a Moscow hospital on May 25
In response to a question from Radio TF1 (France), the top Russian diplomat said: “I don’t think any sane person could see in this person.President Putin) signs of illness”.
Mr Lavrov said Mr Putin, now 69, appeared in public “every day”.
“You can see him on the screen, as well as read and listen to his speeches,” he said. Foreign Minister Lavrov answer.
“I leave (the answer) to the consciences of those who are spreading such rumors,” concluded the diplomat.
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Besides, the page Business Insider May 29, citing three intelligence sources and experts military The US believes that there is no specific “evidence” that can conclude that the owner of the Kremlin is ill. Despite rumors circulating online, the theory that Putin is ill has never been confirmed by a doctor or medical professional.
President Putin in a meeting on May 27
Mr. Jeffrey Edmonds, the former director of Russia affairs of US National Security Councilthinks that the above rumor has no basis.
“What I and others saw was a change in his demeanor,” Edmonds said, adding that Putin usually appears calm, but lately he has appeared “emotional and angry.” . This shows that Mr. Putin is uncomfortable with something, according to the American expert.
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