Russian President Vladimir Putin is being kept alive on Western cancer drugs to continue waging war against Ukraine, but his”end is already in sight,” according to a Russian political expert.
Russian historian and political analyst Valery Solovey said that medics tasked with Putin’s treatment have managed to get their hands on Western treatments to slow his cancer’s spread despite a slew of sanctions imposed on him, the Kremlin, and his regimen, New York Post reported.
The outlet cited Solovey as telling the Ukrainian media that Putin is still at the forefront of Moscow’s ongoing war against Ukraine due to the advanced treatments that are unavailable in Russia.
“I can say that without this [foreign] treatment he would definitely not have been in public life in the Russian Federation,” Solovey said, adding, “He uses the most advanced treatments, [and] target therapy which Russia cannot provide him with.”
Solovey doubled down on his claim while speaking to the Ukrainian YouTube Channel Odesa Film Studio. He said he is “certain” that Putin is getting specialized therapy that’s unavailable in Russia but added that despite the help from Western medicine, the Russian president’s “end is already in sight.”
“I would say that the treatment has been too successful. They have been treating him too well,” the expert said.
“The end is already in sight, even according to the doctors who are curating this treatment because no medication can be endlessly successful,” he added.
Ever since Russia’s invaded Ukraine in February, the 70-year-old leader’s health has continued to remain under media scrutiny. After months of speculations over him being “critically ill,” an intelligence source close to the Kremlin appeared to confirm that Putin has been struck down by early-stage Parkinson’s and pancreatic cancer.
Putin’s health status hit a new low when he reportedly fell down from stairs at his home and landed on his tailbone. His aides rushed to help him stand back up, but by then, the strongman had reportedly involuntarily defecated due to the tough fall.