President Vladimir Putin is said to be being treated for cancer with Western medicine as he enters what could be his last year as head of Russia.
Amid a series of sanctions imposed on Putin, the Kremlin and his regime, the 70-year-old leader is allegedly kept alive by Western treatments to slow the spread of cancer, according to Russian historian and political analyst Valery Solovey.
“I can say that without this [foreign] “He certainly would not have been treated in public life in the Russian Federation,” Solovey told Ukrainian media.
“He uses the most advanced therapies, [and] “Targeted treatment that Russia cannot provide him,” Solovey said.
Solovey told Ukrainian YouTube channel Odesa Film Studio that he is “sure” Putin is receiving specialized treatment not available in Russia.
“I would say the treatment has been very successful,” Solovey added. “They treated him very well.”
Even with the help of Western medicine, Solovey claimed, “the end is already in sight, even according to the doctors who oversee this treatment, because no medicine can be infinitely successful.”
Since Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February, rumors have swirled about Putin’s alleged deteriorating health. Putin is believed to be fighting pancreatic cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
“I can confirm that he has been diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson’s disease, but it’s already progressing,” a security insider reportedly claimed in a leak of emails about the Russian strongman’s deteriorating condition.
“This fact will be denied and hidden in every possible way,” the source was reported to have added.
The Kremlin has denied that the Russian leader, who likes to project an image of power, suffers from any kind of disease.
Earlier this month, the Russian strongman apparently fell five steps in his home, fell on his tailbone and soiled himself. Although his security team rushed to his side, the hard fall caused him to “forced defecate” according to reports, which the Kremlin later denied.