‘Everything is fine’: Kremlin dismisses rumors of Putin’s declining health

The Kremlin said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was in good health, dismissing rumors that the leader was ill as completely unfounded.

“Everything is fine with his health,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Told journalists.

Meticulous examination Putin, 69,’s health has stepped up since he launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February.

“Ukrainian, American and British information ‘specialists’ have launched various forgeries about the president’s health in recent months. These are just fakes,” Peskov added.

After Putin was seen coughing at a forum on Wednesday, he said he had caught a mild cold while sitting under an air conditioner during his visit to Iran earlier this week.

“It was very hot in Tehran yesterday… The air conditioning was very strong there. So I apologize,” the president said.

A video of Putin disembarking from his plane upon arrival in Tehran also prompted speculation that he was unsteady on his feet.

CIA Director William Burns asked about the issue at a US security forum on Wednesday, said that Putin was “totally too healthy”.

The Russian president has been seen frequently by the public since the start of the war in Ukraine on February 24, maintaining a full schedule of meetings and discussions, including a number of foreign trips over the past month.

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