(Agence France-Presse) Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been hospitalized but is determined to fight for his life, Russian press agencies reported Thursday.
"My state of health has been moderate for a week and today I am in hospital. My health is deteriorating," Gorbachev was cited as saying by Ria Novosti agency.
"I'm hooked up to a monitor," he added, without saying where or why he was hospitalized.
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"You know my character. I am determined to fight for my life," he told Interfax news agency.