President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has laughed at rumors that the warmongering leader is terminally ill – and insisted he is fit and even exercising.
Kremlin diplomat Dmitry Peskov dismissed the rumors after NBC News’ Keir Simmons pointed out recent clips showing the president “limping, shaking and clutching a table.”
“What I suggest is that you watch his performance,” he said, insisting that Putin spoke and answered questions for more than three hours on Friday.
Peskov even chuckled as he insisted, “He actually played hockey yesterday afternoon.”
For months, Putin has been plagued by rumors that he is suffering from cancer, Parkinson’s disease or early-stage dementia.
His love of hockey even helped fuel speculation after he missed an annual game in May after he was spotted with a spotted face.
Putin is said to have bathed in blood obtained from deer antlers that are chopped off as they grow and are still full of fresh blood, according to Russian investigative agency The Project.
Peskov’s chat was just the last time the Kremlin denied the ongoing rumours.
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