Peskov said, “Ukrainian, US, and British would-be media professionals have been spreading bogus stories about the president’s health condition in recent months. This is all hoax.”
Peskov also addressed the fact that the president apologised for a cough at a public forum.
The Kremlin spokesman attributed it to overexposure to air conditioning during the visit to Tehran, the Iranian capital.
He added, “As for the air conditioners, that’s true, it’s hot outside, 40C, but it’s chilly under the AC. My voice became husky too. Such things happen, no big deal.”