Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, all eyes have been on Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin. Alongside fears of a third world war and nuclear war, curiosity about the Russian President's state of health is also mixed in.
Speculation about Vladimir Putin's health
It has been rumoured for some time now that Putin's health has been steadily declining. The state of his poor health was reflected in his appearance when he was spotted looking unwell with his face swollen due to his alleged intake of cortisone steroid.
In addition, his body language in recent public appearances reveals that he is strongly attempting to control his body, which suggests that he is in severe pain. The Russian President was previously suspected to be suffering from stomach cancer. However, new evidence came to light recently that suggests that he might be suffering from blood cancer instead.
No direct statements have been put forth by the Kremlin regarding Putin’s health. However, as reported by The Mirror, a source from the Russian opposition claimed that Putin recently underwent surgery.
Surgery to remove abdominal fluid
Fluid is said to have been removed from his abdomen. The Sun reported that the surgical procedure was apparently successful and this information was disclosed by the General SVR Telegram channel. This is the only source from this report - so far there is no independent confirmation whether this surgery was actually performed.
This opposition media has been assuming for quite a while that Putin is suffering from abdominal cancer. The GeneralSVR Telegram channel explained that the operation was an independent procedure to the actual cancer operation, which is also said to be imminent. The Kremlin continues to deny that Vladimir Putin is ill.
This article was translated from Oh!MyMag DE.