March 16, 2015 / 11:05 AM / 2 years ago

Berlin won't speculate on Putin's lack of recent appearances: spokesman

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Supreme Court chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow March 13, 2015.Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin will not speculate about why Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been seen for days, a German government spokesman said on Monday.

Asked whether he was concerned about Putin's recent lack of public appearances, Steffen Seibert said: "The German government won't take part in speculation about why President Putin hasn't been seen in public for a few days."

Reporting by Stephen Brown; Writing by Michelle Martin

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