Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, denied that President Vladimir Putin was ill on Sunday. He said that he had no symptoms.
Russia is a closed country and President Putin's private life and health are taboo topics. They are almost never discussed publicly.
I will let those who spread such rumors decide this with their conscience
Vladimir Putin, who turns 70 this October, is visible in public "daily", Mr Lavrov said. He said, "You can see him on the screen, read or hear his speeches." "I leave those who spread such false rumors to their conscience, despite all the opportunities they have every day to confirm what is happening."
Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for over two decades, launched an attack in Ukraine on February 24, killing thousands. This caused Europe's worst refugee crisis and led to unprecedented Western sanctions.