Russia Denies Lavrov Taken To Hospital In Bali After Report
Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, called the report “of course the highest level of fakes”.
(Bloomberg) -- Russia denied an Associated Press report that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was taken to a hospital in Bali, Indonesia, after suffering a health problem while attending the Group of 20 summit.
Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, called the report “of course the highest level of fakes” in a Telegram post. Shortly afterward, she posted a video of Lavrov sitting on what appeared to be the terrace of his hotel in shorts and a T-shirt, reading documents. He dismissed the report and said he’s preparing for the G-20 meeting Tuesday.
The AP had said Lavrov, 72 years old, was being treated for a heart condition, citing two unidentified Indonesian government officials. They said he was taken to Sanglah Hospital in the provincial capital of Denpasar, AP said.
Lavrov arrived in Bali on Sunday to attend the G-20 summit after participating in meetings hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Cambodia over the weekend.
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(Updates with video from Russian Foreign Ministry from second paragraph)
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