Russian President Vladimir Putin Survives Assassination Attempt

New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin has survived an assassination attempt, according to a report in Euro Weekly News, according to an NDTV report.

It said that the information was released on the General GVR Telegram channel on Wednesday. The outlet, however, added that it is not known when the attempt took place. Rumours around Putin’s health and threat to life have been doing the rounds ever since Russia invaded Ukraine in February this year. The Russian President publicly disclosed in 2017 that he has survived at least five assassination attempts.

According to the account on the Telegram channel, the left front wheel of Putin’s limousine was hit by a loud bang, Euro Weekly News reported, adding that the car was quickly driven to safety even as smoke emerged from it.

The Russian President was unharmed.

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