US intelligence chiefs have claimed Vladimir Putin has undergone cancer treatment and insiders fear the Russian president is near the end of it.
Senior officials say Kremlin insiders sense “the end is near” for the 69-year-old. It is claimed that those in Russia’s corridors of power are worried about the power vacuum his death will leave.
There have long been rumors of poor health surrounding Putin, claiming he was suffering from cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Spy chiefs have said recent reports show the Russian leader is clinging to power in a fragile state of health, reports The Mirror.
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The three spy chiefs, who belong to the Director of National Intelligence, the US Air Force and the Defense Intelligence Agency, say the latest intelligence report on Putin’s health shows there are concerns about Putin’s paranoia clinging to power. Intelligence officials said Putin’s deteriorating health would make the prospects of nuclear war less likely – but his death “will still cause chaos”.
A senior intelligence officer told Newsweek: “Putin’s grip is strong but no longer absolute. Maneuvering inside the Kremlin has never been so intense during his reign, with everyone sensing that the end is near.” As a senior Air Force official added: “Is Putin sick? Absolutely. But we shouldn’t let waiting for his death lead to proactive actions on our part. A power vacuum after Putin could be very dangerous for the world.”
The Kremlin has not commented on the alleged cancer operation, but insists Putin is in good health. Last weekend, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed rumors of Putin’s poor health in an interview with French television.
Some reports claim that Putin also suffers from Parkinson’s disease or early-stage dementia. He has been looking increasingly frail and puffy in the face in recent weeks.
Images of him sitting with a blanket over his lap during the VE Day parade earlier this month were a far cry from the invincible tough man persona he likes to portray. Meanwhile, Putin’s inability to attend key engagements and his disappearance from a state television broadcast have further added fuel to the fire.
MI6 sources have claimed Putin may already be dead amid speculation over the Russian leader’s health. There are reports that a doppelganger may have been used in recent appearances as the Kremlin cronies want to cover up his death in an effort to cling to power.
There have been rumors that the warmonger’s health has deteriorated in recent months, with his face appearing swollen and the observer wondering if the 69-year-old might have blood cancer. Senior MI6 officials say the Russian president has been seriously ill recently, but his death is likely to be covered up.
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