Russia has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once

Amid speculation that Vladimir Putin plans to step down next year, he may be suffering from Parkinson’s disease, according to reports that the Kremlin threw cold water on Friday.

The British tabloid The Sun on Thursday quoted Moscow political pundit Valerie Solovei as saying that long-time powerful 37-year-old Gal Pal Elena Kabeva and her two daughters were pressuring her to resign.

A Reuters report quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Friday that “this is nonsense.” “Everything is fine with the president.”

Asked if Putin was considering leaving the post as soon as Solovy suggested, Peskov made it clear: “No.”

Solovay suggested that Putin may suffer from a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, as the 68-year-old has recently been seen showing symptoms of the disease.

A report in The Sun states that Putin was in a state of shock when he recently changed his mind. The report said the footage reviewed showed his fingers blinking, as he held a cup that probably contained medicine.

Speculation about Putin’s possible departure comes as Russian lawmakers are considering legislation proposed by the president that would give former presidents a lifetime immunity from criminal prosecution.