Rumors are spreading that Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, is facing a difficult challenge because his health is not in good condition. Rumors spreading indicate that he’s suffering from cancer although it is not yet confirmed. Other rumors claim he has survived a Coup attempt. All these reports have not been confirmed.
But, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has denied claims that the Russian leader is sick. Taking a cue from Lavrov’s assertion, it is not the first time the Russian government has denied claims of Vladimir Putin’s health.
Christopher Steele, a British spy who has worked in Russia for years claims Putin is ‘ill’ and according to him the sickness of the President is very serious. Christopher Steele linked the sickness of Vladimir Putin to his invasion of Ukraine.
New Lines Magazine reported in May of a recording of an oligarchy closer to the Kremlin who said Putin is ‘very ill’ and the president is suffering from blood cancer. However, Kremlin came out to deny about the bad health of the president stating that Putin’s emotional state was normal and claims that Putin is sick should be disregarded.
Despite the back and forth with the rumors and denial, Investigative outlet Proekt in the first quarter of this year discovered that Vladimir Putin is suffering from chronic back pain and a specialist for the President has visited Putin 35 times in four years and his medical team has doubled in size since 2017 and 2019.
The Investigative piece was also denied by Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov noting that the claims were untrue and fiction.
A former KGB agent Boris Karpichkov said without any evidence that he is of conviction that Putin was suffering from numerous ailments including dementia.
It became a confirmation to many after seeing Putin gripping a table and looking uneasy during a meeting.
But all claims about Putin’s health seem not to be credible according to experts. They claim the rumors are insufficient and does not give accurate evidence of proof