RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin is believed to have cancer and underwent emergency surgery in February 2020.
He is also thought to be suffering from other medical conditions.
Vladimir Putin is thought to have undergone emergency surgery for cancer in February 2020[/caption]
Does Vladimir Putin have cancer?
Political analyst Valery Solovei revealed he has been told the president has been treated for cancer.
He claimed to have Kremlin sources “at the epicentre of decision making”.
Solovei claimed Putin underwent surgery in February 2020 and another Russian source went on to claim it was an abdominal cancer operation.
The claims that Putin has cancer and had undergone emergency surgery were not confirmed or denied by the Kremlin at the time.
What other illnesses does Vladimir Putin have?
It is also claimed Putin is suffering from symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
Solovei said of Putin’s twin health traumas: “One is of psycho-neurological nature, the other is a cancer problem.
“If anyone is interested in the exact diagnosis, I’m not a doctor, and I have no ethical right to reveal these problems.
”The second diagnosis is a lot, lot more dangerous than the first named diagnosis, as Parkinson’s does not threaten physical state, but just limits public appearances.
“But there is a fatal diagnosis.
“Based on this information people will be able to make a conclusion about his life horizon, which wouldn’t even require specialist medical education.”
Observers who studied footage at the time noted his legs appeared to be in constant motion and he looked to be in pain while clutching the armrest of a chair.
His fingers are also seen to be twitching as he held a pen and gripped a cup rumoured to contain a cocktail of painkillers.
The Kremlin issued a firm denial after The Sun broke news of Solovei’s claims that Putin had Parkinson’s.
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov insisted there were no plans to quit, adding: “He is in excellent health.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin was claimed to be suffering from Parkinson’s Disease[/caption]
Did Vladimir Putin have Covid?
While it is not thought Putin had Covid, he did self-isolate in September 2021 after several members of his entourage fell ill with the virus, including someone he worked in close proximity with and had been in close contact with all of the previous day.
Putin, who had two shots of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine at the time, explained the situation to a government meeting by video conference after the Kremlin said he was “absolutely” healthy and did not have the disease himself.
Putin said: “It’s a natural experiment. Let’s see how Sputnik V works in practice.
“I have quite high levels of antibodies. Let’s see how that plays out in real life. I hope everything will be as it should be.”
The Kremlin said Putin took the decision to self-isolate after completing a busy round of meetings, which included meeting Paralympians.
He was quoted by the RIA news agency as telling the Paralympians that he was worried about the Covid-19 situation in the Kremlin.
Putin was quoted as saying at the time: “Problems with this Covid are even surfacing in my entourage.
“I think I’ll be forced to quarantine myself soon. Many people around me are sick.”
Asked if Putin had tested negative for Covid-19, Peskov said: “Of course yes. The president is absolutely healthy.”