News is making rounds on social media platforms claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin Got Heart Attack and was found lying on the floor. As per media reports, a Telegram channel, operated by a “Kremlin Insider,” alleged that the 71-year-old Russian leader was discovered on the floor of his bedroom by guards. Users on social media are fervently sharing this news and making similar claims about the Russian President.
News shared by Dainik Bhaskar, UP/UK, ABPMajha and NEWS24
The news about Putin suffering a heart attack was shared by Dainik Bhaskar UP/UK, News 24 and ABP Majha on the social media site X(Twitter).
Other users also shared this news
Subsequently, several users shared this news on X(Twitter) making similar claims.
To determine the authenticity of the viral news, the DFRAC team conducted keyword research and found that the news was completely false.
Tweet by ANI
We found a Tweet by News Agency ANI on X(Twitter) refuting the news of Putin’s Heart attack and stating that Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson for the Russian President, dismissed the rumours regarding Putin’s health were untrue.
Media reports from the Times of India and Livemint
According to a media report by Livemint, Unverified reports had indicated that the Russian leader collapsed in his bedroom after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday. The Kremlin has rubbished reports that President Vladimir Putin suffered a heart attack over the weekend.
“Everything is fine with him, this is absolutely another fake,” Reuters quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as telling reporters.
Furthermore, the Newspaper Website, The Times of India published a media report with the Headline: “Absurd hoax: Kremlin rubbishes rumours that Putin ‘had a heart attack”. In this report, The Times of India revealed: “The Telegram channel, known as General SVR, has been monitoring and reporting on Putin’s health for some time. Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson for the Russian President, said that the rumours regarding Putin’s health were untrue”He is doing well,” he added”.
It is clear from DFRAC’s Fact-Check that the news about Putin suffering a cardiac arrest and being found lying on the floor is Fake as the Spokesperson for the Russian President himself confirmed to the media that Putin is fine and alright.