Amid ongoing speculation about Russian President Vladimir Putin's health, an alleged insider has claimed that Putin has expressed his last wishes.
The source suggests that Putin's health is in a critical state, with rumors of incurable cancer and Parkinson's disease.
Kremlin preparing for Putin's demise
Reports have been circulating for months about Putin's deteriorating health and alleged medical treatments. According to insider information, doctors can no longer help him, and preparations are underway in the Kremlin for his passing.
The controversial Telegram channel "General SVR" has reported that Putin has expressed his last wishes, naming Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin as his desired successor. Although the idea of using a double has been floated, Putin has dismissed it as absurd.
The report has raised questions about its credibility and the potential for discord within Putin's circle. Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian Security Council, has reportedly said that Putin is delusional and has instructed to ignore his will.
None of the information has been confirmed by the Kremlin, raising questions about the reliability of the information from the 'General SVR' channel. There have long been rumors about Putin's declining health, but time and again, the Kremlin has denied that Putin is ill.
With presidential elections in Russia scheduled for next March, it's unlikely that the Kremlin would want news of Putin's alleged incurable illness to be made public before the election.