There’s just something a bit off about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the answer as to why it’s felt this way could lie with Vladimir Putin’s health.
Putin and his armies have been behaving atrociously throughout the war, committing the sorts of crimes against humanity that will preclude them from being involved in the global community in any meaningful way for the foreseeable future. The Kremlin is also facing an international war crimes investigation that could even see Putin dragged to The Hague to stand trial.
Why Putin’s invasion has such a fatalist slant, the world does not truly know, but some Kremlin insiders have leaked news to the press that the Moscow madman is dying of cancer.
What’s more: He’ll be forced to cede his power to a close ally during an upcoming cancer surgery.
The Russian tyrant’s health has been source of considerable speculation amid reports that he is battling both abdominal cancer and Parkinson’s Disease.
But now it has been reported that 69-year-old Putin could soon vanish as he goes under the knife, with power transferred to Nikolai Patrushev.
Shadowy Patrushev, 70, is seen as a key architect of the Ukraine war strategy and the man who convinced Putin that Kyiv was awash with neo-Nazis.
The cancer claims have been around for a while.
The claim was reported on Russian media outlet General SVR, which first raised issues of Putin’s health around 18-months ago.
The date of the surgery has not yet been revealed, but experts suggest that it would not happen prior to the Russian Victory Day holiday on May 9th, where Putin will be delivering one of the most important speeches of the year.