Putin’s Health In Spotlight As Video Of ‘Bloated’ Leader Emerges – ‘Looks Airbrushed’ | World | News

After viewing footage of the Russian leader, one commenter said his head looked so “swollen” that it appeared to have been photoshopped onto his body. This came after Putin appeared at a virtual meeting of the security council. Reacting to the video, one commenter said: “Her face and his head look so puffy, especially his cheeks and around the back of his head.

“She looks Photoshopped on her body.

“Clearly it’s him, but what a strange look.”

Another said: “Either her clothes are too tight around her neck, or she sits in an unfortunate position.

“But the layer of skin and fat on his neck looks really uncomfortable.”

The comments about Putin’s appearance come amid growing speculation about the Russian leader’s health.

An oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin was reportedly recorded as saying that Putin is “very sick with blood cancer”.

In the recording obtained by US magazine New Lines, said to be from mid-March, the anonymous oligarch spoke about Putin’s health.

He was also heard saying “we all hope” that Putin will die, adding: “He completely ruined the economy of Russia, the economy of Ukraine and many other economies, he ruined [them] absolutely.

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This comes as Putin’s invasion of Ukraine appears to be stalling, with Russian forces suffering heavy losses.

A video recording of a meeting between the Russian president and his defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, also sparked further rumors about the leader’s health.

Putin was also seen tightly gripping the table, not letting go for the entire duration of the 12-minute clip.

Meanwhile, Christopher Steele, a former British spy who wrote a dossier on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election, told Sky News that Putin appears to be “gravely ill”.

He said: “It’s not clear exactly what this disease is, whether it’s incurable or terminal, or whatever.

“But certainly, I think it’s part of the equation.

“Certainly, from what we hear from sources in Russia and elsewhere, Putin is, in fact, very seriously ill.”

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