Putin looks 'sicker than ever' as he makes rare public appearance in Saint Petersburg - 'Kept alive by cancer drugs'

Vladimir Putin looked pale and tired in St Petersburg today amid claims he is suffering from multiple illnesses
Vladimir Putin looked pale and tired in St Petersburg today amid claims he is suffering from multiple illnesses

Russian historian and political analyst Valery Solovey says health situation is becoming desperate for the Russian President

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Vladimir Putin is being kept alive by Western medicine as he continues to wage war in Ukraine, experts have claimed.

Russian historian and political analyst Valery Solovey feels things are starting to look desperate for the Russian President, with the “end in sight”.

He told Ukrainian media: “He uses the most advanced treatments and target therapy which Russia cannot provide him with…

“I would say that the treatment has been too successful.

“They have been treating him too well.”

Putin health latest: The Russian President is looking "increasingly ill"
Putin health latest: The Russian President is looking "increasingly ill"

Mr Solovey added: “The end is already in sight, even according to the doctors who are curating this treatment, because no medication can be endlessly successful.”

It is claimed that Putin has suffered with colon cancer, a condition that has spread.

People have stated that the medication used to treat it has resulted in early symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Mr Solovey added: “The most serious of them is oncology. So far he is kept ‘floating’ by the way treatment is curated by non-Russian doctors.

“The strategy and tactics of the treatment were defined by doctors who are out of Russia.

“They are the [doctors] who performed surgery on him in February 2020, soon after he was diagnosed with oncology.”

Putin continues to wage war on Ukraine
Putin continues to wage war on Ukraine

Mr Solovey's comments came as Putin met with with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on the sidelines of an informal summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) leaders at the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg.

The 70-year-old Russian President looked pale amid reports he has recently been suffering from flu, with some observers claiming he looked "sicker than ever".

Mr Solovey said that Russia’s continued war with Ukraine is suffering from Putin’s “situational awareness and the adequacy of the decisions he makes” as his conditions and treatments have a “direct impact”.

He has long claimed to have inside knowledge about Putin’s health, and is a former professor at Moscow’s Institute of International Relations.

He claims doctors allegedly treating Putin are trusted by the Russian leader, and top Moscow medics are overseeing treatment.