Russian President Vladimir Putin is “severely ill with blood cancer,” said a pro-Kremlin oligarch in a classified memo obtained by New Lines Magazine.
The type of cancer was not specified, New Lines reported in a story debating countless rumors about Putin’s health.
“The recording represents a rare testimony from someone with proven ties to the Russian government that their fanatical dictator may be seriously ill,” the magazine said of comments made during a mid-March discussion with someone described as a “Western venture capitalist ” referred to as.
“He absolutely ruined – ruined – the economy of Russia, the economy of Ukraine and many other economies [them] Absolutely,” the unnamed oligarch said of Putin on the tape. “The problem is his head. … A madman can turn the world upside down.”
The man is an energy tycoon currently residing outside of Russia and has a fortune that puts him on the list of Russia’s 200 richest businessmen. The tape can be heard vehemently criticizing the invasion of Ukraine and questioning the purpose of the deaths of more than 15,000 Russian soldiers.
And he says “we all hope” that Putin dies from his cancer or possibly from an intervention like a coup to save Russia from further misery.
The oligarch “had no idea he was being recorded,” New Lines said on the 11-minute tape, adding that it identified the man by his voice but withheld his name “because disclosure had a high likelihood of becoming state.” would result in retaliation. ‘ referring to the Russian law which provides for 15 years in prison for spreading ‘fake news’.
It noted that Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea Football Club in London, may have been poisoned in March in his efforts to negotiate a peace deal with Ukraine and said eight other oligarchs “have turned up dead since January”, including two allegedly their wives and children murdered before taking their own lives, one in Spain and one in Moscow.
The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence also claimed that Putin had cancer and hinted that a coup to oust the Russian leader was already underway.
Major General Kyrylo Budanov said the heavy casualties suffered by Russian forces heralded defeat by the end of the year and would “eventually lead to a leadership change in the Russian Federation.”
“That process has already started and they are moving in that direction.”
The Times of London reported rampant speculation about Putin’s health after he was spotted on several occasions with an apparent limp and a bloated face, which could indicate he is being treated with steroids. And during the Victory Day parade last week, the Russian leader was wrapped in a thick woolen blanket.
The Times also cited an investigation by Proyekt, an independent Russian publication, which revealed that Putin is accompanied almost everywhere by three doctors, including an oncologist or cancer specialist, and that the leader bathes in blood from young reindeer antlers, referring to “alternative treatment.” ‘, which he learned about in Siberia.
In addition, the New Lines story referenced a memo sent to officials at the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor to the Soviet KGB, telling them not to speculate about Putin’s health or “rumors about the president’s terminal condition.” trust”.
The orders had the opposite effect, convincing most FSB officials that Putin was ill, the magazine reported.