Vladimir Putin is in good health. The Russian President’s health has been under scrutiny in recent weeks, particularly after he was photographed clutching a desk during a meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu last month.
Moscow: According to an unverified allegation in the New York Post, Russian President Vladimir Putin may have cancer surgery while temporarily turning over authority to the country’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.
According to the New York Post, Putin has been advised by physicians that he needs surgery, citing a Telegram channel apparently managed by a retired Russian Foreign Intelligence Service lieutenant-general, according to news agency ANI.
Putin is likely to be incapacitated for “a short time” as a result of the surgery and rehabilitation, according to the report.
According to the New York Post claim, Putin has been said to be suffering from cancer and a variety of other terrible diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, due to his allegedly “sickly appearance and uncommonly fidgety behavior in public” in recent times.
According to the New York Post, a US official indicated on Monday that the media allegations could not be validated, with Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby saying, “I have seen nothing that could help us corroborate that.”
Putin allegedly held a two-hour “heart-to-heart” talk with Nikolai Patrushev a few days ago, according to a New York Post report quoting a Telegram post.
“We know Putin told Patrushev that he considered him to be his single trusted buddy and friend in the government,” the post stated. “In addition, the president guaranteed that if his health deteriorates, the actual control of the country would be temporarily transferred to Patrushev.”
“Patrushev is unquestionably a bad guy. He isn’t even close to Vladimir Putin in terms of intelligence. Furthermore, he is a more devious and evil individual than Vladimir Putin. If he is elected, the difficulties of Russians will only become worse “Putin’s cancer surgery, according to the owner of the Telegram channel.
According to the New York Post, “Putin is unlikely to agree to hand over power for a longer period of time,” according to the Telegram channel. “Control of the country will likely be in Patrushev’s hands for no more than two to three days.”
According to the New York Post, Russia’s Security Council, of which Patruchev is the secretary, is a powerful body that reports directly to Putin and provides guidance on military and security issues within Russia. Most of the council’s power is vested in Patrushev, who is widely regarded as a staunch Putin ally.
Patrushev, like Putin, has worked in Russian intelligence for a long time, first for the Soviet KGB and then for the Russian FSB, according to the Moscow Times story.
Patrushev accused America and Europe of supporting neo-Nazi ideology in Ukraine and trying to drag the conflict out “until the last Ukrainian” in a rare interview with the state-run Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta last week, according to the report.
“Using their henchmen in Kyiv, the Americans decided to create an antipode of our country in order to suppress Russia,” he reportedly said. “They cynically chose Ukraine for this, trying to divide essentially a single people.”
The Russian President’s health has been under scrutiny in recent weeks, particularly after he was photographed clutching a desk during a meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu last month.