VLADIMIR Putin’s war dog Ramzan Kadyrov is said to be suffering from kidney disease as rumors spread about his deteriorating health.
The Chechen warlord, 46, was reportedly in critical condition and in a coma after suffering from a “mysterious illness.”
TheHe was previously said to have been fighting for his life after his “existing illnesses” worsened.
Kadyrov’s health has been the subject of speculation for months, with claims that he is terminally ill.
While rumors spread that he had kidney problems after Ukrainian news agency Obozrevatel claimed he had undergone a kidney transplant, his body rejected the new organ.
Responding to the health rumors, the 14-year-old father who has been called Putin’s attack dog posted a bizarre video to confirm he is alive – the first time the warlord has been seen in weeks.
The clip, which raises more questions than it answers, shows him at his uncle Magomed Kadyrov’s bedside in a hospital.
In the caption, Kadyrov appeared to admit that this might be the caseproblems, but criticized speculation about his condition.
“I cheered up my dear uncle and wished him a speedy recovery,” he said.
“I will also comment on the rumors surrounding my health.
“Praise be to Allah Almighty, I am alive and well and I do not understand why there should be excitement even in the case of my illness.”
However, Kadyrov’s swollen hand and face suggest his own condition remains fragile amid claims he is also a patient at the Kremlin-run hospital.
In another video released in July, Kadyrov appeared heavier, with a swollen face, while his discolored right hand sparked speculation about recent medical treatment after claims he was suffering from liver or kidney problems.
At a meeting with the Russian leader earlier this year, he appeared breathless, bloated and shaking.
Footage shows him shaking as he speaks to a bloated-looking Putin – who is also rumored to be seriously ill, suffering from cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
Agentsvo media said: “It is strange that the head of Chechnya is the only one of Magomed Kadyrov’s visitors who watches almost the entire video.”
“It is only at the very end of the video that Ramzan Kadyrov rises from his chair.”
In Kadyrov’s last daysThe plane flew back and forth between Moscow and Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, but with no evidence that he was on board.
The last timewas seen on September 1st.
In comparison, a 2016 video of the warlord with his uncle – the president of the Chechen Weightlifting Association – shows how much Kadyrov’s appearance has changed over the past seven years.
In the July video, the warmonger admitted that he “may not have long to live,” but told his followers that he posted the clip to “prove he’s still alive.”
At the time it was said that Kadyrov was near death.
Chechen opposition politician Tumso Abdurakhmanov said: “Information is coming in that Kadyrov is close to death and no longer speaks.”
“His kidneys have completely failed and dialysis is not helping. It is possible that these are his last days.”
And another report claimed that Kadyrov flew to Mecca; “Escape from Mecca was obviously not easy for Kadyrov,” it said.
“’Fresh’ spots are visible on his hand, similar to the marks of medical procedures.
“Information is actively discussed [Chechnya] that Kadyrov has severe kidney disease.”
Kadyrov was reportedly in an elite hospital in Moscow in June.
In a separate video released in March, the warlord again denied rumors about his health.
Posing from the mountains of the Transcaucasus, he said: “To those who console themselves with the hope that I am terminally ill, I am sorry to upset you.
“I am healthy and full of energy.”
Meanwhile, Kadyrov’s personal doctor, former Chechen health minister Elkhan Suleymanov, 49, mysteriously disappeared a year ago and is feared dead.
It is believed that the Chechen warlord blamed him for his poor health and had him buried alive.
Kadyrov reportedly believes he was deliberately poisoned and that this is the reason for his recent health problems.
The brutal warlord, notorious for his atrocities, torture and murders, was a strong supporter of Putin’s war in Ukraine.
Millionaire influencer Kadyrov, who has ruled Chechnya for 16 years, boasts of having been sanctioned by the West more than anyone else.
Before he was banned, he kept his followers updated on his Instagram account, where he liked to flaunt his wealth.
The tyrant has an estimated fortune of up to £150 million, including an expensive car collection, a luxurious Dubai villa and a gold office.