Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly being treated with Western medicine for cancer as he enters what may be his final year at the helm of Russia.
Amid a spate of sanctions against Mr Putin, the Kremlin and his regime, the 70-year-old leader is allegedly being kept alive by Western treatments to slow the spread of the cancer, according to Russian historian and political scientist Valery Solovey New York Postreports.
“I can say that without it [foreign] treatment he would definitely not have been in the public life of the Russian Federation,” Mr. Solovey told Ukrainian media.
“He uses the most advanced treatments [and] Target therapy that Russia cannot offer him,” said Solovey.
Mr Solovey told Ukraine’s YouTube channel Odesa Film Studio that he was “sure” Putin is receiving specialized therapy that is not available in Russia.
“I would say the treatment has been too successful,” added Mr. Solovey. “You treated him too well.”
Even with the help of Western medicine, Mr. Solovey claimed, “The end is already in sight, even in the eyes of the physicians curating this treatment, for no drug can be endlessly successful.”
Since the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, rumors of Putin’s supposedly poor health have been rife. Putin is believed to be fighting both pancreatic cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
Vladimir Putin’s health has “deteriorated dramatically, affecting his judgment,” an analyst recently claimed.
Earlier this year, a video surfaced that appeared to show the Russian president “trembling uncontrollably.”
On December 6, it was reported that Putin slipped down several flights of stairs and fell at his official residence.
“I can confirm he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at an early stage, but it’s already progressing,” a security service insider reportedly claimed in a leaked email about the Russian strongman’s worsening condition.
“This fact is being denied and hidden in every way possible,” the source reportedly added.
The Kremlin has denied that the Russian leader, who likes to project an image of strength, suffers from any diseases.
Earlier this month, the Russian strongman appeared to have fallen down five steps at his home, landing on his tailbone and soiling himself. Although his security team rushed to his side, the hard fall reportedly caused him to “defecate involuntarily,” which the Kremlin later denied.
This article originally appeared in The New York Post and has been republished with permission
Originally released when Vladimir Putin was being kept alive on cancer drugs to continue the war in Ukraine, the report claims