Vladimir Putin’s relatives are concerned about coughing fits, constant nausea and loss of appetite, it is said after the Russian leader undergoes a medical examination over the weekend.
His circle is concerned that his “thin and persistent cough” will become noticeable and will be seen by elites in Russia as a “sign of the leader’s rapidly deteriorating health,” according to Telegram broadcaster General SVR, who has long claimed he suffers from cancer despite the Kremlin’s insistence he is in good health.
Despite looking quite bloated and bloated, the Russian president has lost 18 pounds in recent months, the broadcaster said it would have sources in the Kremlin.
Today Putin sounded uncomfortable, chokingly coughing as he spoke in a calm, labored voice during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.
During a discussion about sports facilities in the Ukrainian regions that he annexed from Ukraine, he let out a cough, and hastily continued to talk as if he was trying to cover and move on as quickly as possible.
The Telegram channel – which cited no evidence for his claims about Putin’s ill health – reported: “Putin himself and his relatives, as well as doctors, are concerned about the president’s coughing fits, constant nausea and lack of appetite as as a result of medication and a specific diet [for] oncology.
“Putin has lost eight pounds in recent months, and those around the president fear that the thinness and persistent cough that is noticeable will be seen by elites as a sign of the leader’s rapidly deteriorating health.”
Today Putin sounded uncomfortable, choking cough as he spoke in a calm, labored voice during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko
Putin was seen only once between Friday and Sunday — the period during which he reportedly underwent a medical examination amid declining health — during a nondescript online meeting with the governor of the former GULAG region of Magadan, Sergey Nosov.
However, it is often assumed that such gatherings are ‘canned’ – recorded on an earlier date, edited and then broadcast as if they were live.
The General SVR channel has further claimed that Putin is particularly bad-tempered at his troops’ poor performance in the war, berating and then cutting off Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a recent online meeting.
Putin resorted to shouting and profanity, it was alleged, and then broke the call amid a coughing fit.
After Shoigu disconnected from the video conference, Putin began talking to other representatives of the military bloc’s leadership but was unable to continue due to a bout of violent coughing, so bad that the meeting had to be halted, and the president had need medical attention,” the channel said, claiming to have sources in the Kremlin.
Earlier in the meeting, Putin was told that the loss of the Su-30 plane – which killed two test pilots – was probably not from sabotage.
The channel does not specify which of Putin’s relatives are allegedly concerned about his condition.
Putin is pictured next to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (C) shaking hands with a Russian soldier
Putin is said to be particularly ill-tempered at his troops’ poor performance in the war, berating and then cutting off Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (pictured) at a recent online meeting
Since Putin ordered his armed forces to invade Ukraine on February 24, rumors have circulated about his health.
In the summer, the Russian president was pictured knocking mosquitoes out of his face with one arm, while the other hung limp next to him.
Similarly, during a massive Victory Day parade in Moscow in May, the now 70-year-old autocrat appeared to limp and have a blanket over his lap, while in April he was seen grabbing a table during a televised meeting with Shoigu. .
General SVR has long claimed that Putin suffers from abdominal cancer, Parkinson’s disease and schizoaffective disorder.
Its claims cannot be verified, but it was one of the first to pre-report the shape of Putin’s recent mobilization strategy.
The channel was reportedly written by an exiled Kremlin lieutenant general known by the alias Viktor Mikhailovich.
Last week, Putin was pictured visiting the Ryazan region southeast of Moscow along with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, firing a newly developed sniper rifle in what was one of his increasingly rare appearances designed to boost the morale of Russian troops. stimulate.
Putin wore earmuffs and goggles, lay under a net and fired several shots from the Russian SVD sniper.
He was also filmed speaking to officers, shaking hands and wishing them “good luck.”
The training camp is for newly mobilized Russians, with the state video aiming to boost morale as the war in Ukraine continues.