Some shocking news hit the wires today and it could spell trouble for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to a “Kremlin Insider”, Putin is going under the knife to have surgery for cancer.
The news comes as many have question Putin’s health recently.
Putin looks to be in rough shape. Many have commented on his appearance and a noticeable puffiness to his face.
To make matters worse during a recent 30+ minute with Russian state media, he was holding himself up at the table.
There has been heavy speculation that Putin is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and abdominal cancer and that already had one emergency surgical procedure in February.
According to The Sun, Putin’s absence will place one of his right-hand men who was quintessential in convincing Putin to invade Ukraine:
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 claim was reported on Russian media outlet General SVR, which first raised issues of Putin’s health around 18-months ago.
They quote an anonymous former high-ranking Kremlin military figure as saying: “Putin has discussed that he will be undergoing medical procedures.”
If these reports are true, Putin’s reign as Russia’s President may becoming to an end soon.
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This is a breaking news story and will be updated as new information becomes available.