Ramzan Kadyrov, often referred to as Putin's "bloodhound," appears to debunk Ukrainian rumors about his health, looking notably cheerful and refreshed in a new video.
For some time, Ukrainian authorities have been reporting that the President of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, was in critical condition.
Just this week, Ukrainian media claimed that Kadyrov was in a coma, citing 'multiple sources,' both 'medical and political.'
However, evidence suggests these reports may be inaccurate.
On Sunday, Kadyrov allegedly surfaced to address the rumors for the first time. He did so with a broad smile, donning a Gucci raincoat in a video posted on his Telegram profile.
"I strongly advise anyone who can't distinguish truth from lies on the internet to take a walk in the fresh air and clear their minds. The rain is wonderfully refreshing," he wrote on Telegram.
The story about Kadyrov being in a coma had only been reported in Ukrainian media and was neither confirmed by Russian nor Chechen authorities.