Putin’s health ‘deteriorates’ as Russian insiders claim he suffers major relapse
Vladimir Putin's health is said to be "deteriorating" again following a major relapse, which could see him undergo new treatment in early March.
It has long been rumoured that the Russian tyrant, 70, is suffering from cancer, Parkinson's disease or both.
Many of the specific details of the rumours have come from the General SVR Telegram channel, reportedly run by a Kremlin insider.
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Previously, it alleged Putin suffers “bouts of coughing, dizziness, sleep disturbances, abdominal pain [and] constant nausea” as well as “the manifestation of symptoms of Parkinson's disease and schizoaffective disorder”.
Its latest update reads: “Over the weekend, Putin underwent another medical check-up.
“The recent treatment did not give the expected results and a new one, based on the results of the examination, has been scheduled and will start on March 5.
“This can and probably will seriously influence the president's plans and decisions in the coming days.”
It added his “deteriorating health condition” means he could suffer from an “inability to actively participate in various activities during the treatment”.
Those activities include Putin's ability to oversee the blundering invasion of Ukraine, the channel wrote.
The channel went on: “It should be recalled that at the end of last year, due to the onset of therapy, Putin was forced to cancel a number of large traditional events and temporarily withdraw from most of the information agenda.”
It was also claimed that Putin's state of the nation speech in Moscow today was "adjusted" on account of his health problems, although it isn't exactly clear how so.
The Kremlin has repeatedly denied rumours that its aged leader is on the way out.
Investigative reports from independent Russian media outlets previously claimed that Putin travels with a team of doctors, including a cancer specialist, at all times.
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