Leaked Kremlin documents claim Russian President Putin is secretly battling cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
Leaked spy documents confirm that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has early-stage Parkinson’s disease and pancreatic cancer.
Newsonline reports that the leader has been the center of rumors speculating about his ill health over the years, with President Putin routinely seen twitching and unsteady during public appearances.
The claims have been widely circulated among opposition figures and it is reported the 70-year-old is constantly followed and monitored by a team of doctors.
There have been Western claims about Putin’s health, notably from ex-MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove, who said the Russian leader faces being sent to a sanatorium and will be gone by 2023, due to medical issues.
The tyrant was recently pictured with suspected track marks from IV treatment on the back of his hand – amid rumours he’s suffering from cancer and crippling pain.
In a recent email, a Russian intelligence source close to the Kremlin appeared to confirm Putin has been diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson’s and pancreatic cancer, UK Sun exclusively reports.
“I can confirm he has been diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s disease, but it’s already progressing,” the Russian security services insider claimed in the email.
“This fact will be denied in every possible way and hidden.
“Putin is regularly stuffed with all kinds of heavy steroids and innovative painkilling injections to stop the spread of pancreatic cancer he was recently diagnosed with.
“It not only causes a lot of pain, Putin has a state of puffiness of the face and other side effects – including memory lapses.
“In his close circle, there are rumours that in addition to pancreatic cancer, which is gradually spreading, Putin also has prostate cancer.”
Kremlin officials have always denied there is anything wrong with their leader.
Putin has long prided himself on his “strongman” image – but his dramatic change over the past few years has prompted speculation that he may be suffering from a severe physical illness.
His public appearances during the Ukraine war have shown him out of breath, stumbling over his words, or looking exhausted.
Earlier this month, Putin appeared to be visibly in pain during a parade in Moscow’s Red Square to celebrate breaking international law to annex four regions of Ukraine.
The ailing autocrat had a manic look with inflamed cheeks and a red face.
Political analyst Valery Solovey claims Putin is suffering from a number of serious illnesses- including cancer, Parkinson’s disease and a schizoaffective disorder.
Solovey said his health “is deteriorating… dramatically” – and suggested the tyrant’s medical conditions have impacted his judgment on the shambolic war.
Just last week, Putin watched on as a barrage of ballistic and cruise missiles was fired as Moscow simulated a huge strike on the West.
The Russian president has repeatedly raised the spectre of using nuke weapons – and it’s feared he could potentially be lining up a test in the Black Sea.