Russian President Vladimir Putin might have to stop the war in Ukraine for days as he is set for cancer surgery, a ‘Kremlin insider’ claimed per a DailyMail report.
The claims appeared on the popular Telegram channel General SVR, which stated that Putin has been suffering from abdominal cancer and Parkinson’s for 18 months.
He delayed surgery, which was scheduled for the second half of April, till the anniversary of Russia’s World War Two victory in Red Square on May 9, according to the report.
“Putin was recommended to undergo surgery, the date of which is being discussed and agreed,” the report noted. “There seems to be no particular urgency, but it cannot be delayed either.”
The Russian leader has oncology and suffers from ‘Parkinson’s disease as well as schizoaffective disorder’, which carries symptoms of schizophrenia including hallucinations and mania.
Security Council head and ex-FSB chief Nikolai Patrushev is supposedly to take control of the country’s matters and Ukraine’s invasion while Putin is undergoing his surgery.
“We know that Putin made it clear to Patrushev that he considers him almost the only truly trusted person and friend in the system of power,” the outlet said.
“Further, the president promised that in case of a sharp deterioration of his health, the actual management of the country would be transferred, temporarily, to Patrushev.”
Earlier, media outlets revealed that the Russian president had been ‘prescribed new drugs’ from the West and given heavier doses.