(USNewsMag.com) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has allegedly been experiencing side effects from medications he is taking that have left him weak, dizzy, and without an appetite, according to an unnamed former Russian intelligence officer.
According to a Telegram post last Tuesday from “General SVR,” which is purportedly run by an anonymous former intelligence officer, the 70-year-old Putin is allegedly undergoing treatment using medication that causes “weakness, dizziness, a lack of appetite,” and is having an adverse effect on his “psycho-emotional state.”
General SVR also claimed that the Russian president is so cowardly that he becomes fearful and concerned over any changes, “even those proposed by him.” He claimed that Putin is currently trying to figure out the sequence and timing of certain “decisions” in Ukraine that could “raise the stakes to a critical level.”
The anonymous poster also suggested that Putin might use nuclear weapons if the war in Ukraine falters but added that doing so would “lead to a general catastrophe” that would end the current regime and make it impossible for Putin to hold onto power.
According to General SVR, the war in Ukraine “exists in the head of a terminally ill person with a disturbed psyche” who wants to “take as many people as possible with him into a mythical ‘paradise.’”
The rumors that Vladimir Putin is gravely ill have been circulating over the last couple of years after he underwent emergency surgery in February 2020. Since then, some have suspected the Russian leader was suffering from a debilitating disease like cancer or Parkinson’s.
But the health rumors kicked into high gear after footage from a February 18 meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko showed the Russian president’s hands shaking uncontrollably.
In late April General SVR claimed that Putin was to undergo surgery for cancer, but the “insider” did not specifically describe the nature of the operation.
In photos from Putin’s April meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the 69-year-old president can be seen gripping the table and slouching down in his chair.
During the May 9 Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Putin was seen walking with a limp and sitting with a blanket covering his lap.
During a visit to Tehran in July, Putin appeared stiff and ungainly as he deplaned.
The Kremlin has denied that the Russian president is sick.
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