Russia’s foreign minister was hospitalized after arriving for the G20 summit, report says

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov exits his plane upon arrival at the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.
Russia’s foreign minister was taken to hospital in Bali after arriving for the G20, the AP reported.
He was being treated for a heart condition, officials told the AP.
Russia has denied that he was hospitalized, but not that he got any treatment.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was taken to hospital after he arrived in Bali, Indonesia, for the G20 summit, The Associated Press reported.

Three officials in Indonesia told the AP that he was receiving treatment. Two of them said that he was getting treatment for a heart condition.

They did not give any further details.

Russia’s foreign ministry did not respond to the AP’s request for comment, but told Reuters that Lavrov had not been hospitalized.

“This, of course, is the height of fakery,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

The AP noted that she did not deny that he had received any…

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