Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman slams reports of Lavrov hospitalization as 'fake'-UPDATED

Sergei Lavrov,  Russian Foreign Minister

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# 14 November 2022 13:37 (UTC +04:00)

A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova lambasted reports claiming that FM Sergei Lavrov was admitted to a medical facility after he arrived in Bali.

"Here with Sergei Viktorovich [Lavrov] in Indonesia, we are reading the news, and we can’t believe our eyes: it turns out that he is hospitalized. This is, of course, top-class fake news," she said.


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has been taken to the hospital after suffering a health problem following his arrival for the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesian authorities said Monday, APA reports citing AP.

Three Indonesian government and medical officials told The Associated Press that the Russian diplomat was being treated on the resort island.