(PresidentialWire.com)- According to reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin will undergo a medical procedure to treat cancer, causing him to temporarily cede control of the country to a former intelligence chief of the Federal Security Service (FSB).
According to a video posted Saturday on the General SVR Telegram channel, a Russian outlet claiming to have interviewed a former Kremlin military leader, Nikolai Patrushev, the current Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, will receive temporary control from Putin during his upcoming operation.
The video stated that Patrushev is a blatantly evil individual. He is no better than Russian President Vladimir Putin. If he is elected, the problems of the Russian people will worsen.
Putin’s health has been the subject of much debate in recent weeks, with the release of films showing him making shaking movements that some have said could be a sign of Parkinson’s Disease. The guy Putin will appoint to take over temporarily as president is a former leader of an institution widely regarded as the modern-day KGB.
While there are few specifics, the video published on the Telegram account appeared to indicate stomach cancer.
Following a recent visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin, which saw him chewing his lips, fidgeting, and otherwise appearing shaky, new speculations about Putin’s health are emerging. Following Mr. Putin’s attendance at a church service, rumors have circulated that he is ill. He was unable to maintain his composure throughout the ceremony.
Following Putin’s appearance, The Daily Wire reported that the Russian president had seemed swollen during a meeting with his military minister, Sergei Shoigu, in the Kremlin earlier in the week. As a result of a stroke he sustained earlier this year, both men appeared to be in terrible health, with Shoigu appearing to speak with slurred speech.
Putin is also apparently postponing surgery until after May 9.
According to reports, he has postponed surgery, which will not occur before the Victory Day commemoration of Russia’s World War II victory in Red Square on May 9.
The revelation comes amid anticipation that Putin will start a full-scale war across Ukraine and order a massive mobilization of military-age men, posing a significant political risk.