VLADIMIR Putin has canceled his State of the Union address, fueling rumors that he is in hiding from the Russian people and may have ailing health.
Putin’s spokesman finally confirmed that the speech – which would become one of the biggest in Vlad’s life – would not take place before the New Year.
It comes after the crazed bully also canceled his year-end press conference and annual hockey game.
Putin’s sidekick Dmitry Peskov insisted the spate of cancellations was simply because Vlad didn’t have time.
But it continues to fuel speculation about the dictator’s future.
Some have suggested that he is actively trying to avoid having to scrutinize and defend his failed war in Ukraine.
However, other unconfirmed rumors suggest it could be linked to health issues.
It is believed that Vlad thought he could have rolled over Ukraine in days – but he ended up enduring a long, bloody battle in the trenches.
Russia’s advances have been set back by a valiant effort by heroic Ukrainians, backed by the West.
And now it’s believed the 70-year-old’s future is tied to the success or failure of his invasion.
Putin has been warned that if he fails to achieve something in Ukraine, he could face an internal uprising.
It follows claims by senior Ukrainian figures that Putin fears being killed if he loses the war in Ukraine and is therefore “fighting for his life”.
And secret Russian spy documents revealed by The Sun Online revealed fears for Vlad’s health.
Putin’s condition was the subject of feverish speculation – he appeared nervous, unsteady on his feet and occasionally out of breath.
It has been suggested he may have stomach cancer – or maybe even Parkinson’s.
Mad Vlad was spotted clutching a thick blanket as he watched a parade earlier this year and last week was seen swaying and slurring while speaking with a glass of champagne.
Peskov confirmed media reports that Putin would not deliver his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday.
He did not want to comment on the reason for the postponement of the speech until 2023.
The spokesman only insisted that the cancellation was related to Putin’s work schedule.
It comes as his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky flew to Washington DC for a summit with Joe Biden.
The trip would be Zelenskyy’s first known trip abroad since the Russian invasion on February 24.
Zelensky is expected to leave Washington with pledges of a massive £1.5 billion military aid package.
The latest military hardware from the US would include, for the first time, a Patriot missile battery and precision-guided bombs for fighter jets.
Kremlin officials have warned of the increasing supply of US arms to Ukraine.
Putin promised to continue the fight – claiming they would use combat experience to strengthen their troops.
It’s a bold claim considering Russia is now on the verge of losing nearly 100,000 troops in ten months.
His buddy Peskov said the expansion of Western arms supplies to Ukraine “is leading to an intensification of the conflict and actually does not bode well for Ukraine”.
Putin had foolishly expected to overrun Ukraine and welcome its soldiers as “liberators” – but they faced stiff resistance.
Cities and territories captured at the beginning of the war in late February are now being recaptured by the Ukrainians.
The West is heavily supporting Kyiv – equipping them with the weapons they need to defeat Russia.
Ukraine’s recent advances are now opening the door to Crimea, territory illegally occupied by Russia in 2014.
And returning the peninsula to Ukrainian hands would be an unprecedented failure for Putin.
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