Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel presented a united front against their common “enemy” Washington on Tuesday while denouncing Western sanctions. But what caught the attention of social media was Mr. Putin’s hands. Photos and videos circulating during that meeting show the Russian leader’s hands mysteriously turning purple, reigniting debate over his health. According to a report in the UK, Putin was also gripped tightly by the seat back during the bilateral talks Emphatically.
The Russian leader was also seen moving his legs awkwardly, the outlet went on to say.
Earlier this month, photos of strange spots and black color on Putin’s hands caused a stir on social media. Many users online claimed it was an intravenous (IV) trace marker.
Retired British Army officer and Member of the House of Lords Richard Danatt spoke up on the matter sky news. “Sharp observers now notice that his hands look quite black on the top, which is a sign that injections are coming in when other parts of the body cannot take injections,” Lord Dannatt told the outlet.
A few months ago, a US intelligence report suggested that the Russian president may be suffering from “advanced cancer”. The assessment also said Mr Putin survived an assassination attempt in March this year.
Putin turned 70 last month and people prayed for his good health.
The Russian leader faces the greatest challenge to his rule after the invasion of Ukraine sparked the most serious confrontation with the West since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has so far failed.
After more than eight months of war, Russia has suffered massive losses in men and equipment and has been beaten back on several fronts in the past month as Putin’s army has been flung from one humiliation to another.
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