The Russian government today denied that its president, Vladimir Putin, has health problems or suffers from any illness.
“Putin appears in public every day, you can see him on the screens, read and listen to his speeches,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told French television TF1.
“I don’t think that sane people can see signs of any kind of illness or disease” in the president, the minister added, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.
Since mid-April, reports have been circulating frequently that Putin is suffering from a disease such as Parkinson’s or cancer.
Those rumors began to spread after the president appeared holding on to a table during a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart, Aleksandr Lukashenko.