A fake about the alleged hospitalization of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after arrival at the G20 summit is massively spread on the Internet.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, refutes reports of Lavrov’s hospitalization in Bali:
«Sergei Viktorovich and I are reading news in Indonesia and we can’t believe our eyes: it turns out that he has been hospitalized 😹 This is, of course, the aerobatics of fakes.
Well, let’s wait for world exclusive,» Zakharova wrote in her Telegram channel.
In fact, diplomat is fine, he is actively preparing to participate in the summit and, oddly enough, he is not at all surprised by such a stuffing.
«They write about our president that he has been ill for 10 years already. This game is not new in politics.» says Lavrov.
Russian journalist Maria Finoshina at the G20 summit tried to find out from the representatives of the Associated Press who became their source of information about Lavrov’s hospitalization.
«I asked for the names of those mysterious ‘Indonesian officials’ whom the journalists mentioned in their «news» — they showed me the door,» says Maria.