Is he sick?
British army chief reveals what Putin is really like
There is constant speculation about Vladimir Putin’s health. He is said to be unwell. Now the British military chief is revealing what the Kremlin leader is really like.
Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin, 69, is reportedly unwell. Over the past few months, there has been much speculation about the Russian president’s health. As soon as Putin was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, others talked about cancer. Accordingly, the 69-year-old is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
Krylo Budanov, 36, the head of Ukraine’s secret service, said at the end of June that Ukrainian spies were smuggled into the Kremlin – and that he knew about Vladimir Putin’s health. Accordingly, the Kremlin boss is “seriously ill”. Butanov does not provide any information about what kind of disease it should be. Only this much is clear: Putin does not have long life ahead of him. He will die in two years.
Now Chief of the British Armed Forces Tony Radakin (56) is speaking out. There is no question that Putin is unwell. “I think there’s some suggestion that he’s sick or that someone will kill him or take him out,” Radakin told the BBC on Sunday. There are no signs that Putin is weakening. On the contrary: the president seems to be in control of everything – and that proves he deserves it.
“No one wants to challenge Putin”
As professional military personnel, he and his colleagues see a “relatively stable regime in Russia.” Radakin said Kremlin boss Putin “managed to suppress any opposition”. “No one at the top is motivated to challenge President Putin.”
At the same time, things are not going well for Putin in the Ukraine war. According to Great Britain’s estimates, 50,000 Russian soldiers have already been killed or wounded during the fighting in Ukraine. In addition, Moscow lost almost 1,700 tanks and about 4,000 armored vehicles.
Russian ground forces have lost their influence, Radakin said. But the country is “still nuclear”. In addition, Russia has “cyber capabilities, space capabilities, and specialized underwater programs.” The chief official said the plans could threaten undersea cables that carry data across continents. (AFP/jmh)
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