Vladimir Putin: Russian Foreign Minister shuts down health rumours about the President

Numerous controversies are currently circulating concerning Vladimir Putin's health, however, the Russian Foreign Minister finally clears the air.

New speculations and alleged claims come out about the Russian President’s health fairly often. However, none of these statements has been concretely confirmed by the Kremlin, until now. Due to previously provided evidence like Putin’s shaken appearance, many sources have claimed that he is severely ill and struggles in his day to day life. Suspicions of cancer and Parkinson’s disease have been flying around.

Vladimir Putin’s shaken appearances

In his latest television appearances, for example, his heavy gait and fidgeting legs were noticeably more conspicuous. His changed appearance also continues to fuel the rumours surrounding his serious illness. As reported by DailyMail, in a recent television appearance, the Kremlin leader appeared to be visibly bloated, which is suspected due to the effects of steroid treatments for his alleged cancer.

Russian Foreign Minister shuts down the rumours

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov finally addressed the rumours surrounding the Russian President’s health. As per BBC News, a French news outlet called TF1 reported that Lavrov denied all negative speculations about Putin’s health. He ‘lashed out’ at all the baseless rumours as well as the people who spread them, reports the Independent. He said:

I don’t think that sane people can see in this person signs of some kind of illness or ailment… You can watch him on screens, read and listen to his speeches… I leave it to the conscience of those who spread such rumours despite daily opportunities to assess how anyone is looking.

In Russia, Vladimir Putin's private life is considered a taboo subject—neither his marriage, his children, nor his health is really known. Even his wealth is not understood, which leaves room for a lot of speculation.

This article is translated from Gentside DE.

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