A Russian intelligence official has claimed that President Vladimir Putin has been given three years to survive a “rapidly growing cancer”. Independent One report said. FSB (Russian Federal Security Service) officials also complained that Mr Putin, 69, was losing his sight, the report said.
It comes amid growing speculation that Mr Putin’s health is deteriorating rapidly. However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday denied rumors that President Putin was ill and said there were no signs of illness.
Independent His report states that FSB officials released the latest information about Putin’s health in a message to former Russian spy Boris Karpichkov, who lives in the UK.
“We were told he had a headache and needed a piece of paper with everything written in large letters to read what he was going to say when he appeared on TV. They were so big that only a few sentences could be placed on each page. His eyesight was getting worse,” he said. “According to a part of the published message news.com.au.
Metro And To reveal Mr Putin’s limbs were “still shaking uncontrollably,” he said.
Earlier this month, To reveal Carrying a report that says Mr Putin has undergone surgery to remove fluid from his abdomen. The report goes on to say that the operation was carried out “well and without complications”, citing information to the Telegram Channel General SVR, which is affiliated with Russia’s foreign intelligence service.
Mr Lavrov, however, denied rumors about the Russian president’s health. In response to a question from French broadcaster TF1, Russia’s top diplomat said, “I do not think intelligent people will see any signs of illness or disease in this person.”
Mr Lavrov said Mr Putin, who would turn 70 in October, appeared in public “every day”.
“You can see him on screen, read and listen to his speech,” the foreign minister said in a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Putin, who has been in power in Russia for more than two decades, sent troops to Ukraine on February 24 to send a wave of mourning around the world.
The Moscow attack has killed thousands, sparked Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II, and led to unprecedented Western sanctions against Russia.