Photos Show Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Hands Turning Black; Is He Sick?

New Delhi: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s health has been a subject of discussion for a long time. Speculations abound that he may be suffering from cancer. Now, photos on the internet showed strange marks and colour, according to reports.

Many users online claimed that the photos showed intravenous (IV) track marks. On the other hand, retired British army officer and member of the House of Lords Richard Danatt said that Putin’s health might not be good, according to a report in UK-based Express.

“Keen observers now are noticing that his hands are looking pretty black on top, which is a sign of injections going in when other parts of the body can’t take injections,” Lord Dannatt reportedly said. “It’s interesting to note that, and just to watch whether he is as fit and well as he would like to portray. It’s an interesting area to keep an eye on,” he added.

A few months ago, a US intelligence report claimed that Putin may be suffering from an “advanced form of cancer.” The assessment also said that the Russian President survived an assassination attempt in March this year. Vladimir Putin turned 70 last month.

A recently released report in Mirror, quoting Kremlin spy documents, claimed that Putin is suffering from both Parkinson’s and pancreatic cancer. The report said that there were rumours that the Russian president is in poor health for years and he is being followed by a team of doctors who constantly monitor him. Putin’s inner circle is worried that his “thinness and persistent cough”, the report added. It went on to say that he lost 18 pounds in recent months and the deteriorating health is becoming noticeable and will be seen by the elites in Russia.

“I can confirm he has been diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson’s disease, but it’s already progressing,” the report quoted Russian security services insider as saying, according to News18.

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