A KREMLIN plot is underway after it was claimed a top defense chief was crushed by a “massive” heart attack “not from natural causes”.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is said to have been “banned from the game” over an alleged health crisis after meeting Vladimir Putin last month.
Leonid Nevzlin, 62, a top Russian businessman and sworn enemy of Vladimir Putin, made the claims in a shocking Facebook post.
He claimed Mr Shoigu – who played a key role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – was also “in intensive care”.
He wrote: “Shoigu is out of the game, he may be disabled if he survives.
“He suddenly had a massive heart attack. He is in intensive care and connected to equipment.
“The rumor is that the heart attack cannot have natural causes.”
The exiled former co-owner of oil giant Yukos attributed the extraordinary claims to unspecified sources in Moscow.
He didn’t say when he thinks Shoigu had a heart attack.
It comes as Shoigu was reportedly seen walking slowly at the funeral of far-right ultranationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky on April 8.
Shoigu was also seen on April 13 at a video conference with Putin and other ministers on Arctic development.
He was wearing a suit and was taking notes, apparently writing down Putin’s instructions, but he was not heard speaking.
However, there have previously been questions about whether ready-made recordings will be used in these sessions, when Putin is seen remotely meeting with ministers.
The claims of a suspected heart attack are not the first and follow previous rumors about the 66-year-old’s cardiovascular problems.
Anton Gerashchenko, who works at Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, wrote on Facebook that Shoigu suffered the medical boost after a confrontation with Putin.
Other rumors suggest that Shoigu’s disappearance is because Putin ordered him to operate from one location remote nuclear bunker in the Urals.
There have also been repeated claims that he has been marginalized.
Nevzlin claims Shoigu’s heart attack isn’t natural, could suggest Putin is conducting poisoning of his inner circle — an alleged fetish of the Russian tyrant and preferred method of finishing off his enemies.
It comes as Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea FC, recently did Victim of suspected poisoning – Alleged use of chemical weapons.
The method claimed the life of former Russian defector and Putin critic Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London in 2006 after being poisoned with polonium-210.
While Ukrainian intelligence even claims that they are members of the Russian elite plan to poison Putin himself.
It comes as Putin is allegedly hitting on dozens in his inner circle whom he blames for the botched invasion of Ukraine.
In his Facebook post, Nevzlin also claimed that 20 Defense Department generals — all from headquarters — have been arrested in a sprawling $10 billion “corruption” case that has seen 150 FSB officials arrested.
He claimed that the imprisoned generals were all from “headquarters” and not from the field in Ukraine – but he provided no evidence of such mass imprisonment during the war in Ukraine.
Among those arrested is Putin’s Svengali – Vladislav Surkov – the man behind Russia’s terrible propaganda machine – he is said to be under house arrest.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/worldnews/18266028/sergei-shoigu-heart-attack-poisoning-claims-leonid-nevzlin/ Puzzling how Putin’s defense chief amid the disastrous Ukraine war suffers a heart attack “NOT from natural causes,” claims one critic