(PresidentialHill.com)- Vladimir Putin has “several serious illnesses,” including cancer, but he is likely to live “at least a few more years,” according to a new report from the head of intelligence in Ukraine.
Kyrylo Budanov, the head of military intelligence in Kiev, also said that Putin was an assassination target but that the plan failed.
In a much-talked-about interview with Ukrayinska Pravda, Budanov, 36 years old, confirmed that the Ukrainians think Putin has cancer, but he didn’t add anything to an excerpt from the interview that said someone tried to kill him.
He said he has several serious illnesses, including cancer. But he still has at least a few years to live. It’s true whether you “like it or not.”
Still, Budanov said that the head of the spy service said Putin’s mind is “confused.”
Budanov said that we could argue a lot about the dictator’s health. He thought he could take over Ukraine in three days and put the Russian flag on the government building in Kyiv. And for the third month in a row, he says he can’t deal with “backward non-state Ukraine,” even though he says he has the second-best or best army in the world.
It’s not the first time someone has questioned Putin’s health. Some reports say that the 69-year-old former KGB agent is going through chemo, while others say that based on how he acts in public, he may have Parkinson’s or dementia.
But a former head of MI6 went further, saying that Putin would be out of power and living in a long-term care facility by 2023.
Sir Richard Dearlove, who ran a British agency similar to the CIA, on the “One Decision” podcast, which he co-hosts, said that he’s putting his neck out there, but Putin will most likely go to a sanatorium, from which he won’t come back as Russia’s leader.
Dearlove said that sending Putin to a hospital would be an “elegant” way to avoid a coup. In that case, he said that Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council, could be one of the people who take over.
Dearlove, who was head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, said if his thesis was real and Putin disappeared into a sanatorium, he thought Patrushev was the likely stand-in. The stand-in is expected to stay for good. There is no plan for who will lead Russia next. They don’t think about who will take over.
Putin didn’t show up to a hockey game he had played in for about a decade, and when he did, he looked fat and was clinging to a table.
According to a secret recording obtained by New Lines Magazine, an oligarch close to the Kremlin said in another report that Putin is “very sick with blood cancer.”