“The President appears in public every day. You can watch him on the screens, read and listen to his performances. I don’t think that reasonable people can see signs of illness or malaise in this person,” Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with French TV channel TF1.
Russia’s foreign minister is thus reacting to reports circulating since the beginning of the invasion of various illnesses affecting the President of the Russian Federation. The rumor persists that Vladimir Putin (69) has cancer and will live “only a few months”.
However, President Vladimir Putin himself has also provided some material for these illness stories: During a conversation with his defense minister on April 22, Putin held his right hand on the tabletop for several minutes. Political observers said that the president wanted to cover up a trembling of his hands.
Some things were also interpreted into Putin’s appearance at the big traditional victory parade on May 9 in Moscow: Although the head of state walked quite normally and greeted veterans in a good mood and friendly, some media saw “weakness” and “problems with walking”.
For Ukraine, it is to be feared that Putin’s condition has so far been assessed as incorrectly as that of his armed forces.