Spokesman denies reports that Putin might need surgery
26.10.12 15:46 By News Dept.
Peskov said that in September Putin limped because he pulled his musle Photo: ITAR-TASS
Vladimir Putin's press attaché Dmitry Peskov has denied reports by Reuters that the president did not feel well and that he was in need of a surgery, Interfax news agency reports.
"It's hard to say what sources were used by Reuters when it reported such news. This is an example of how one should not trust anonymous sources. I can say that this does not correspond to reality," said Peskov.
Peskov said that the best proof that Putin feels well is his "ultra tense working regime."
However, he admitted that during the APEC summit in Vladivostok this September Putin limped and felt pain.
"He really felt pain while walking because right before the APEC summit he pulled his muscle during a workout," said Peskov. "It is absolutely normal for a person who does sports regularly."
Peskov also denied reports that Putin cancelled some of his foreign visits due to bad health.
On Friday Reuters reported that Vladimir Putin felt pain in his back and that he might need surgery. The news agency cited several unnamed officials in Russia's government.
"The Boss doesn't feel well," one of them said.
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