Lavrov's injury will not effect his work schedule - Russian diplomat

A minor injury sustained by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will not influence his work schedule, a ministry spokesman told Interfax on Tuesday.

"It is just a minor injury, which will not effect the minister's work schedule," he said.

"Allegations made by the media, including those about the minister's hospitalization, are absurd," he said.

Lavrov will soon attend a session of the Russia-NATO Council in Brussels, as was planned earlier, the diplomat said.

The CNN office in Turkey reported earlier that Lavrov had suffered a wrist fracture during a visit to Istanbul.

A local hospital source said that the Russian minister left the clinic after receiving the required medical care.

Lavrov, who met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Dec. 3, is expected to attend a ministerial meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in Brussels on Tuesday.

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