The photo was shared by Russia’s TASS news agency. The caption read: Sergei Lavrov’s personal archive. The photo was supposed to be taken in front of a swimming pool in Bali. “I am in the hotel. I am reading materials for tomorrow’s summit,” the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry told the news agency.
Indonesian authorities said on Monday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was taken to hospital with health problems after arriving at the G20 summit in Bali, the Associated Press reported. However, the three officials declined to comment further on the matter. However, two of them indicated that Sergei Lavrov was being treated for heart disease. Russia, however, denied the news, calling it “fake news”.
Lavrov in the hospital? Russia in the “political game”
“Sergei Viktorovich and I read the news in Indonesia and we couldn’t believe it: it turned out that he was hospitalized. This is of course a higher degree of lying. Well, wait for the world exclusive (exclusive information – ed.) wrote a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova. After a while, he also added footage of the Russian foreign minister sitting at a table, saying that his health report was a “political game”. Lavrov was about to leave the hospital.
Bali’s governor told Reuters news agency that Lavrov was taken to hospital for “checkups” and was later “in good health”.
Last week, it was confirmed that Vladimir Putin would not attend the G20 summit. Bloomberg’s sources claim that tensions over the war in Ukraine are too high to risk such action.
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