Russian President Vladimir Putin might be being kept alive with foreign medicine in order to continue his war against Ukraine during what could be his last year in power, according to a report.
Despite having several sanctions imposed against Putin, the Kremlin, and the country, Putin, 70, is allegedly taking Western medical treatments unavailable in Russia to slowdown the spread of his cancer, according to Russian historian and political analyst Valery Solovey.
“I can say that without this [foreign] treatment he would definitely not have been in public life in the Russian Federation,” Solovey told Ukrainian media.
“He uses the most advanced treatments, [and] target therapy which Russia cannot provide him with,” Solovey added.
However, despite the success of the medical treatment so far, Solovey claims that “the end is already in sight, even according to the doctors who are curating this treatment, because no medication can be endlessly successful.”
Rumors about Putin’s declining health have become widespread since before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. While the Kremlin has not confirmed that its leader suffers of any diseases, it is believed that Putin suffers from pancreatic cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
“I can confirm he has been diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s disease, but it’s already progressing,” a security services source wrote in leaked emails, adding that “this fact will be denied in every possible way and hidden.”