Vladimir Putin underwent a “successful” operation for cancer last week and is recovering, according to recent rumors about the Russian leader’s health.
Last Monday, late Monday, a 69-year-old man underwent an unknown procedure after doctors recommended that the treatment was “substantial”, according to the Telegram-channel General SVR, which claims to be receiving information from within the Kremlin.
Putin’s condition is said to have briefly deteriorated on Friday night before improving, according to a social media account, adding that doctors had advised him to avoid attending meetings for a few more days until he recovers.
Last week, General SVR said all of Putin’s speeches in the state media since Tuesday had been falsified using materials to give the impression that he was healthy.
In fact, the country is ruled by former head of the FSB intelligence and current chairman of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, according to the channel.
Vladimir Putin underwent a successful cancer operation on Monday last week and is now recovering, and all of his speeches in the media have been falsified (allegedly in the photo, Putin is chairing a Security Council meeting on Friday)
The Kremlin has not commented on recent allegations of Putin’s health, but regularly denies that he is experiencing any difficulties.
Rumors that Putin is seriously ill – including accusations of cancer and Parkinson’s disease – have been circulating since at least 2020, but have resurfaced after he ordered an invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
The SVR general wrote today: “On the night of Monday, May 16, to Tuesday, May 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin underwent surgery.
“His doctors insisted that Putin should be operated on as soon as possible.
“According to the doctors who treated the president, the operation was successful.
“We have already mentioned that Putin was personally absent from the information space from May 17 to 19 and was inaccessible even to his immediate entourage, with the exception of Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
“From May 17 to 19, the information space hosted” preserved “pre-recorded meetings and messages, during which time Putin personally had two telephone conversations.”
Putin was spotted on Friday apparently presiding over a meeting of his Security Council, the body overseeing the war in Ukraine.
American director Oliver Stone, who spent two years interviewing Putin for the documentary series, said last week that the Russian leader had cancer but defeated it.
But the SVR general said that “the president’s speech was recorded in advance, and Putin’s participation in the video format was supported by Deepfake technology, as a week earlier.”
“In fact, on May 20, Putin was still too weak to participate in long meetings, and had two short video calls.
“On the evening of May 20, Putin’s health deteriorated and stabilized only on the morning of Saturday, May 21.
“Doctors recommend that Putin rest in the coming days and urge him to refrain from attending meetings in person.”
It claimed that Putin’s close ally, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, was taking part in the smoke screen, arriving in Russia on a trip to meet with Putin today. Lukashenka was seen in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The Minsk autocrat is “one of the few” who “knows the real state of Putin’s health.”
It is alleged that Lukashenko’s earlier meetings were aimed at showing that Putin was in shape when in fact he had health problems.
General SVR for several weeks said that Putin had to have surgery, allegedly abdominal cancer. Other sources suggest thyroid or blood cancer.
Against the backdrop of these accusations, American film director Oliver Stone, who interviewed Putin for a documentary series for two years, said he believed Russian leaders once had cancer, but he won.
“Remember that, Mr. Putin had this cancer, and I think he licked it,” he told podcast interviewer Lex Friedman. “But he was also isolated because of Kovid.”
According to an investigation by the opposition newspaper Proekt, Vladimir Putin is “constantly” accompanied by a doctor who specializes in thyroid cancer.
Surgeon Yevgeny Selivanov of the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow, a specialist in thyroid cancer, is constantly close to Putin.
General SVR previously predicted that Putin at about this time doctors ordered surgery for cancer, and predicted his temporary disappearance, despite the war in Ukraine.
It claimed that key figures believed Putin was terminally ill, which changed the dynamics in Russia.
For years, rumors have been circulating that Putin (pictured at the table during last month’s meeting) has had health problems, and they have intensified since he launched the invasion of Ukraine.
It is reported that on Wednesday and Thursday there were face-to-face meetings with the head of “Rostekh” Sergei Chemezov and the head of “Rosatom” Alexei Likhachev, but they took place earlier and were preserved to give the impression of Putin’s activity.
It would seem that on Friday he also made video calls with the governor of the Sverdlovsk region Eugene Kuyvashev and the governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov, which now, apparently, took place earlier.
A SVR general later said a session of the Security Council had also been organized on Friday.
In his speech, which was apparently made at the beginning of the meeting, which, according to the TV channel, was staged, Putin said that the West is trying to hack key Russian government websites.
There were no proven speeches by Putin over the weekend, but today he is to see Lukashenko, his closest foreign ally.
Only Patrushev, a secretary of the Security Council and a staunch ally of Putin in support of the war, is currently in official contact with the president, the channel said.
“Let’s see how long it will last, but the situation is getting tense,” said the SVR general.
“The fact is that the elites are not ready to perceive Patrushev as a person who guarantees the current status quo.
“Everyone understands that if Vladimir Putin retires suddenly or gradually, the situation will change radically.”
Putin “is sick and has incurable diseases, such as oncology, which is incurable today, Parkinson’s disease and schizoaffective disorder.”
The Russian leader “of course receives the most advanced, most innovative treatment, and he has the opportunity to prolong life, there is no doubt.”
But if his condition could worsen was unclear.
“There is a general feeling, including among doctors, that all this will not last long,” – said in a statement.
“But, again, we have already said that many think that Putin will die now and something will change radically.”
Putin’s photo shows a meeting with former Soviet leaders in Moscow a week ago, during which it was noticed that his leg was moving awkwardly – perhaps hinting at further health problems.
There are people in the government who are ready to “sabotage” attempts to continue Putin’s repressive style of governing after he is forced to resign.
Ukraine’s victory in the war would start this process.
“There are people [ in positions of power] who are ready to help big changes, “the statement said.
This could include the release of “political prisoners” such as Putin’s enemy Alexei Navalny.
“Everyone in the elite is well aware of what the president’s death will lead to.
“There will be a big redistribution, no guarantees for the military or any of the security forces. Just not. ‘
The anti-Putin channel’s regular allegations about his medical problems are allegedly based on the “intelligence” of the Kremlin lieutenant general in exile, known under the pseudonym Viktor Mikhailovich.
It was recently claimed that Putin underwent removal of fluid from the abdomen, which may indicate serious medical problems, but there was no official confirmation.
The channel is also seen as linked to political analyst Professor Valery Nightingale, who says he knows in detail about Putin’s alleged health problems.
The nightingale, who can boast of secret sources in the Kremlin, said in an interview with the YouTube channel “Living Nail”: “This is an indisputable fact [Putin] has a whole bunch of pretty serious illnesses. ”
Former MI6 director Sir Richard Dirlow predicted that Putin would be sent to a sanatorium and disappear by 2023.
Other Western sources have recently shown that Putin is experiencing significant health problems in the instigator of the war.
Putin, who turns 70 in October, recently did not take part in the annual hockey game, which is usually a regular entry in his diary.
Last year, he said of hockey: “You prolong your life, make it better and deeper.”
The channel said: “Victory over Putin’s regime will bring not only peace but also prosperity to Russia, so, paradoxically … Ukraine’s victory will lead to the collapse of Putin’s regime and, consequently, to Russia’s liberation. [and] to all citizens of the Russian Federation who are … ready to live and develop without restrictions from this criminal regime. “
A meeting of the Security Council on the Internet showed that Putin had complained that Russia was being attacked by Western hackers.
“After the special military operation in the Donbas and Ukraine … Russia has essentially become the object of aggression, information war,” he said.
“The number of cyberattacks, including complex ones, has increased many times over.
“Experts believe that lone hackers would not be able to achieve this.
“Hackers attack from different countries with well-coordinated efforts… carried out by government agencies…
“We know that the army of some countries officially includes cyber troops.
“Purposeful attempts to disconnect the Internet resources of the most important information infrastructure in Russia have been revealed.
The most affected media, financial institutions and widely used public websites and networks
“Official state websites have been seriously attacked.
“Attempts to hack corporate networks of large Russian companies are much more common.”