VLADIMIR Putin is likely suffering from Parkinson’s disease and early-stage dementia, while his paranoia and fear of traitors are driving him insane, a former KGB agent has said.
The Russian tyrant’s health has long been the subject of speculation, with Western intelligence agencies suggesting he has serious health problems.
Although Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, insisted that Putin’s health was “excellent,” his recent public appearances following the chaotic invasion of Ukraine have sparked rumors about his physical condition.
But former Russian spy Boris Karpichkov, 62, said even members of Putin’s inner circle would not be told about his health status in order to protect his “strongman” image.
The Russian defector, who now lives in the UK, said the paranoid Putin sees everyone as a “traitor” – and that his health is a “particularly sensitive issue”.
The former double agent told The Sun Online: “He’s – or at least pretends to be – insane and obsessed with paranoic ideas.
“He sees literally everyone, including those within the Russian security services and even within his inner circle, as a ‘traitor’.
“He is so suspicious and so obsessed with his paranoia ideas that he can now be compared to Stalin’s tyrants.”
Mr Karpichkov said it was likely Mad Vlad was suffering from “numerous” health conditions including dementia and early-stage Parkinson’s.
He said: “I’m not a paramedic myself… but there are serious concerns that Putin suffers from numerous physical health problems – possibly from the sports injuries sustained at a young age.
“There are also some issues that affect older people – like early-stage dementia.
“But he is known in his inner circle as someone who ‘forgets nothing’ and who remembers details of many people he has met.
“Another possible problem could be – given the way he moves – that Putin might have early stages of Parkinson’s or some other serious condition caused by some form of cancer, such as a brain tumor.”
Kremlin officials have always denied anything is wrong with their leader, who turns 70 in October.
But Putin looked confused and out of breath as he gasped through his latest speech threatening the West with nuclear weapons.
The President appeared to be struggling to catch his breath and paused several times during his address to politicians, stumbling over his words and looking exhausted.
And last week, during talks with his Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, the elderly bully was filmed clutching the table and bending over, sparking further rumors that he may have Parkinson’s disease.
Professor Erik Bucy, a body language expert at Texas Tech University, told The Sun Online while watching the video: “It’s an amazingly weakened Putin compared to the man we were watching just a few years ago.
“A healthy president wouldn’t need to support himself with an outstretched hand and wouldn’t worry about keeping both feet on the ground.”
And the Russian leader’s hands were shaking violently in a video clip showing him greeting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at the Kremlin.
The footage showed a frail-looking Putin extending his hand to greet Lukashenko before withdrawing and walking across the room.
His knees then buckle as he walks to hug his Belarusian counterpart in the undated footage.
It’s the latest video questioning the monster’s health, after recent footage showed Putin biting his lip and distractedly fidgeting at a Sunday church service, fueling claims the autocrat has a terminal illness.
On Tuesday, a video appeared to show him walking limp and with a contorted face during talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Moscow.
And in a separate video, a disheveled Putin was seen clinging to a table and tapping his foot in a video that Kremlin observers claimed showed a drastic decline in his physical condition.
Experts have also pointed out that he looks “bloated” and “weakened” and has even seen a doctor who specializes in thyroid cancer.
Putin has long prided himself on his “strongman” image, but his dramatic transformation in recent years has led to speculation that he may be suffering from a serious physical illness.
The despot always seems to be surrounded by security forces, follows a detailed program and only attends a few meetings – for a short time.
It seems that everything in the dictator’s life was carefully planned, which only fuels speculation about his health.
And it is believed that he is being followed by a team of doctors who are carefully monitoring his health.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5244222/vladimir-putin-parkinsons-paranoia-traitors-insane/ Vladimir Putin has early-stage dementia and his paranoia is driving him insane, says former KGB agent