LONDON (Reuters) – Russia’s robust defence minister resurfaced in a brief snippet of video photos aired through state media on Thursday after falling by the wayside of public view for days throughout Russia’s struggle in Ukraine.
Sergei Shoigu, an in depth best friend of President Vladimir Putin, was once noticed on a cut up display screen of best officers as Putin met his Safety Council remotely in photos aired through Russia’s RIA information company.
The 66-year-old minister had now not been observed for 12 days, some Russian media retailers mentioned on Wednesday, prompting hypothesis about his whereabouts.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov performed down that hypothesis on Thursday, pronouncing that Shoigu had so much on his plate and it was once comprehensible he was once now not devoting a large number of time to media appearances.
“The defence minister has so much on his thoughts at this time. A different army operation is underway. Now isn’t actually the time for media task,” Peskov informed newshounds.
(Reporting through Reuters; enhancing through Man Faulconbridge)