Sergei Lavrov denies Vladimir Putin is ‘dying from cancer’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has been forced to deny Vladimir Putin is seriously ill after several reports he is being treated for blood cancer.Mr Putin’s health is considered a taboo subject in Russia and is rarely discussed, but the denial came as rumours swirled that the president’s cancer diagnosis sparked his desire to invade Ukraine.Answering a question from France’s broadcaster TF1, Mr Lavrov said: “I don’t think that sane people can see in this person signs of some kind of illness or ailment.”

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