Russia denies that Lavrov is in hospital

Russia denies that Lavrov is in hospital

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full screen Sergey Lavrov arrives in Bali on Sunday. Photo: Sonny Tumbelaka/AP/TT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has been taken to hospital after arriving at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesian officials said.

According to these Indonesian sources, it is a matter of heart problems, reports the AP news agency.

However, the Russian Foreign Ministry refutes the information about Lavrov’s hospital stay, reports the Russian state-run Tass with reference to the spokesperson Maria Zacharova, who calls the information “highly fake”. In a video clip that Zacharova published on Telegram, Lavrov is seen sitting in shorts and a t-shirt on a terrace.

Lavrov is representing Russia at the summit after President Vladimir Putin announced he did not plan to attend in person.