Is Putin sick? - Putin's nervous behavior sparks health rumors during meeting with Kim Jong-un

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.14 - 2023 8:09 AM CET

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Putin's nervous behavior sparks health rumors during meeting with Kim Jong-un.

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Speculation about Russian President Vladimir Putin's health continues to grow, especially after his recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

During the meeting, captured on video by the "Daily Mail," Putin displayed unusual behavior, including a twitching left leg and awkwardly twisting his left foot.

This has fueled rumors about his health, adding to previous speculations that he might be suffering from Parkinson's disease or cancer.

The video shows Putin and Kim Jong-un in conversation at Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome. Putin's left leg is visibly twitching, and he repeatedly lifts and lowers his foot in an odd manner.

This behavior has led to increased speculation about his health, including rumors of a possible stroke.

During the meeting, Kim Jong-un spoke about Russia and North Korea jointly waging a "holy war" against the West and fighting "imperialism." Putin's strange movements occurred even as these serious topics were being discussed, adding an element of concern about his well-being.

Persistent health rumors

For months, there have been rumors about Putin's health, including possible diagnoses of Parkinson's disease and cancer. Some even suggest that Putin uses body doubles due to his deteriorating health. However, the Kremlin has not confirmed any of these speculations.

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