Skip to main content
Tags: russia | ukraine | sergey lavrov | group 20 summit

Russia Denies Report of Foreign Minister's Hospitalization

By    |   Monday, 14 November 2022 11:42 AM EST

Russia denied a report that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, 72, was hospitalized in Bali, Indonesia, just before the Group of 20 leader summit.

Maria Zakharova, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said the report was "the highest level of fakes" in a video with Lavrov, which she posted Monday on the Russian social media platform Telegram. The video depicts Lavrov in casual clothing working outside what appears to be his hotel room.

In the video, Lavrov says: "They've been writing about our president for 10 years that he's fallen ill. It's a game that is not new in politics."

The Associated Press reported earlier Monday that Lavrov was being treated in Bali for a heart condition, citing four Indonesian government and medical officials.

"He left the hospital after a brief checkup, and his health is in good condition," said Bali Gov. I Wayan Koster.

The director of health services governance at the Indonesian Health Ministry, Dr. Sunarto, confirmed Lavrov had visited to "get his health check … and thank God he is healthy."

Lavrov is expected to represent Russian President Vladimir Putin during this week's G-20 forum, just as he had during last weekend's East Asia Summit in Cambodia. Putin has left open the possibility of meeting virtually.

Russian state news agency, Tass, reported Lavrov saying, "I'm in the hotel, reading materials for the summit tomorrow."

The mixed reports come along with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's surprise appearance in Kherson, Ukraine, after the city was liberated from Russian occupation. Zelenskyy is also expected to attend the G-20 summit virtually.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Russia denied a report that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, 72, was hospitalized in Bali, Indonesia, just before the Group 20 leader summit.
russia, ukraine, sergey lavrov, group 20 summit
258
2022-42-14
Monday, 14 November 2022 11:42 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved