Ukraine LIVE: Putin seen 'in crippling pain' as new worrying sign fuels fresh cancer claim

Rumours have persisted to circulate about the health of Russia’s leader, despite firm Kremlin denials.

Numerous reports have suggested that the Russian despot is suffering from a variety of ailments – including stomach cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

Now a new post on the Telegram channel General SVR claimed that the Russian President complained recently of a severe abdominal pain prior to an important war meeting.

The channel said: “Putin complained of aching pain in the abdominal cavity, which could not be quickly stopped, and he held the meeting leaning forward, trying to maintain a natural posture.”

It added: “Putin’s oncology is progressing and, despite adequate treatment lately, the pain is not always completely relieved.

“It must be understood that the deplorable state of the president’s physical and mental health affects the adoption of key decisions.”

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source: express.co.uk