Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly being treated for cancer with Western medicine as he enters what could be his last year at the helm of Russia.
Amid a slew of sanctions imposed on Putin, the Kremlin and his regime, the 70-year-old leader is allegedly being kept alive by Western treatments to slow the cancer’s spread, 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 said.
Solovey tells Ukrainian YouTube channel Odesa Film Studio that he’s “certain” Putin is getting specialized therapy that’s unavailable in Russia.
“I would say that the treatment has been too successful,” Solovey added. “They have been treating him too well.”
Even with help from Western medicine, Solovey claimed “the end is already in sight, even according to the doctors who are curating this treatment, because no medication can be endlessly successful.”
Since Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February, rumors about Putin’s allegedly degrading health have been widespread. It’s believed Putin is battling both 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 insider reportedly claimed in a leak of emails about the Russian strongman’s deteriorating condition.
“This fact will be denied in every possible way and hidden,” the source reportedly added.
The Kremlin has denied the Russian leader, who likes to project an image of strength, suffers from any sort of illnesses.
Earlier this month, the Russian strongman apparently fell down five steps at his home, landed on his tailbone and soiled himself. Even though his security team rushed to his side, the harsh fall caused him to “involuntarily defecate” according to reports, which the Kremlin later denied.