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Putin ‘suffering coughing fits and constant nausea’ as family fear for health

Vladimir Putin's health is reportedly "rapidly deteriorating" with the Russian President suffering coughing fits, constant nausea and loss of appetite.

It is claimed that the tyrant's family are concerned over his health, and that he underwent a medical examination over the weekend.

According to the General SVR Telegram channel – which has long claimed he is suffering from cancer – Putin has lost 18lbs in recent months.

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The channel claims to have sources inside the Kremlin.

His inner circle are said to be worried that “thinness and persistent cough” will be noticed by elites in Russia and considered “sign of the leader's rapidly deteriorating health”.

Last week, Putin was photographed visiting troops that had been mobilised for his invasion of Ukraine.

He was only seen once from Friday to Sunday for an online meeting with Sergey Nosov, former governor of the Magadan region in Russia's Far East.

As with some of his other public appearances, there is the possibility that the meeting was recorded in advance.

Today (Monday, October 24), Putin reportedly met with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko. He appeared to cough in a brief clip from the meeting as he discussed the regions of Ukraine he illegally annexed.

General SVR reported: “Both Putin himself and his relatives, as well as doctors, are worried about the president’s coughing fits, as well as constant nausea and lack of appetite due to medication and a specific diet [for] oncology.

“In the past few months, Putin has lost eight kilograms, and those around the president are worried that the thinness and persistent cough that is noticeable in progress will be regarded by the elites as a sign of the leader's rapidly deteriorating health.”

Although it did not provide solid evidence for these claims, the channel also said Putin recently cut Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu off from an online meeting, screaming profanities as he lost his cool over the failing Ukraine invasion.

“After Shoigu was disconnected from participating in the video conference, Putin started talking to other representatives of the leadership of the military bloc, but could not continue due to an attack of severe coughing, so much so that the meeting had to be stopped, and the president needed medical help,” it said.

General SVR claims to be authored by an exiled Kremlin lieutenant-general, known by the alias Viktor Mikhailovich.

It was among the first sources to provide details of Putin's mobilisation strategy.

General SVR has long said Putin is suffering from abdominal cancer, Parkinson’s disease and a schizoaffective disorder.

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied these rumours.

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