Lukashenko: Putin is fitter than ever and “more alive than anyone else” The President of Belarus said that his Russian counterpart is “absolutely adequate” and fulfills all his functional duties in accordance with the new Constitution
Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
Russian President Vladimir Putin is as fit as ever and perfectly healthy. This was stated by the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with the Japanese television company TBS.
“If you think that President Putin is physically unhealthy or something else has happened, he is, as we often say, the most alive. He will catch cold many times at all our funerals, as we say. He is an absolutely adequate and normal person,»,— he said. According to him, all these talks are being conducted to undermine the confidence within Russia in the president. “It won't work!” & mdash; the Belarusian leader expressed confidence.
He stressed that Putin is fulfilling all his functional duties in accordance with the updated Constitution of Russia. Lukashenka noted that after the adoption of the amendments, the Russian president had less powers.
Earlier, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin was working on an irregular schedule, but his emotional state was norm. So he answered the question of how intense the work of the head of state has become.
Putin announced the start of a military operation in Ukraine on February 24, its goal is to “denazify” and “demilitarization” country. Since then, the Russian leader has regularly held talks with foreign colleagues, including French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholzemo of the situation in Ukraine.
Last year, Peskov assured that Putin had “excellent health”. . “The president, pah-pah-pah, has excellent health. And just vaccinations are done in order to maintain this excellent health, & raquo;,— he said.
In January 2020, Vladimir Putin announced the need to amend the Constitution. He proposed strengthening the powers of the State Duma, including giving the lower house of parliament the right to appoint all government ministers, except for the power ministers. The amendments also provided for a change in the powers of almost all other authorities, including the president and the Federation Council.
The amendments to the Constitution entered into force on July 4, 2021, after 77.92% of Russians supported their adoption.
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