Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “constant companion” of doctors and often takes breaks during meetings for medical treatment, a former British spy has said. According to IndependentChristopher Steele says Mr Putin’s meetings have been split so he can take a break.
He added, however, that the “exact details” of Mr Putin’s illness were not yet known.
The former spy wrote a dossier on Donald Trump and accused Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election campaign and had previously worked at the Russian desk at MI6.
Mr Steele’s comments have been blamed LBCRDO.
“The Security Council meetings that are shown for a full hour are actually divided into several sections … he goes out and receives some kind of treatment in those sections,” he said.
“And obviously he’s seriously ill. I mean, it’s not clear how terminal or curable it is. We’re not entirely sure. Still more steel.
LBCRDO Mr Steele was quoted as saying that Mr Putin was trying to avoid showing weakness in the Kremlin, which he described as “like a little shark pool”.
“The Russian Kremlin is a lot like a pool of sharks, they all swim round and if they smell blood in the water or taste blood in the water, they start fighting,” he said.
The latest comment comes amid speculation about the Russian president’s health, with Oligarch, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Putin was “very sick with blood cancer.”
In a recording obtained by the American magazine New Lines, the unnamed oligarch was heard discussing Putin’s health with a Western venture capitalist.
In a report To reveal Mr Putin said on Wednesday that he had recently undergone surgery to remove fluid from his abdomen. Russia’s foreign intelligence service has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once.