Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly being treated for cancer with Western medicine as he enters what could be his final year as Russia’s leader.
Amid a series of sanctions imposed on Putin, the Kremlin and his regime, the 70-year-old leader is reportedly being 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 that [foreign] treatment that he definitely would not have had in public life in the Russian Federation,” Solovey told Ukrainian media.
“It uses the most advanced treatments, [and] targeted therapy that Russia cannot provide,” Solovey said.
Solovey told the Ukrainian YouTube channel Odesa Film Studio that it is “certain” that Putin is receiving specialized therapy that is not available in Russia.
“I would say the treatment has been too successful,” Solovey added. “They’ve treated him too well.”
Even with the help of Western medicine, Solovey stated that “the end is in sight, even according to the doctors who are curing this treatment, because no medicine can be infinitely successful.”
Since Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February, rumors of Putin’s allegedly deteriorating health have been rife. Putin is believed to be battling both pancreatic cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
“I can confirm that he has been diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson’s disease, but it is already progressing,” a security service source said in leaked emails about the Russian strongman’s deteriorating condition.
“This fact will be denied in every possible way and hidden,” the source added.
The Kremlin has denied that the Russian leader, who likes to project an image of strength, is suffering from any kind of illness.
Earlier this month, the Russian strongman apparently fell five steps in his home, landed on his tailbone and soiled himself. Although his security team rushed to his side, the hard fall caused him to “involuntarily defecate” according to reports, which the Kremlin later denied.