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The Russian president hasn't been seen in public since March 5, leading to speculation that he's sick. But a Kremlin spokesman says Vladimir Putin's health is "really perfect."
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses this with Steven Pifer, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, who is now director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
This segment aired on March 13, 2015.