There Is No Confirmation That Putin Is Suffering From Colon Cancer
There is no official confirmation, from any country, of Putin’s state of health. The Kremlin has not commented on the Russian president’s health and has not responded to these latest allegations, which have emerged since the outbreak of the conflict. In this case, the Pentagon’s intelligence reports are used as a source of information, without any concrete evidence
A Facebook post claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin was diagnosed with colon cancer, although there is no evidence or official confirmation of this.
The post refers to a text in the British tabloid “Daily Star”, which uses Pentagon intelligence reports as a source of information.
STAR: Mad Vlad ‘dying of cancer’ #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/al5oLvaiP5
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) March 5, 2022
Tabloid journalism focuses on topics such as sensational crime stories, astrology, gossip about celebrities, speculation, and is therefore not a reference for serious media, as it often relies on unconfirmed sources. Tabloid stories can not be taken for granted.
His swollen face is believed to be a sign that he is taking chemotherapy drugs, or steroids. His expression without a smile shows that he is in constant pain, writes “Daily Star”.
According to the newspaper, a former military intelligence officer now working at the Pentagon said analysts had studied Putin, 69, and believed he was seriously ill.
We have seen him smile in the past, but in this 2022 there are few photos that make him look happy. His gaze suggests that he is in pain. People point out that his angry look is probably a consequence of his suffering. People are convinced that he is ill – he is worried about Цовид-19 and therefore keeps his staff at a distance.
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine on February 24 this year. Since then, he has been in the spotlight of all world media, with some suggesting that the Russian president’s health is deteriorating.
Where do these rumors come from and are they confirmed?
The claim that Putin was suffering from cancer and that his condition had fueled the invasion of Ukraine was made by a senior admiral in the Royal Navy.
Speaking to children at Grammar School in Portsmouth on March 4, former Falkland student and veteran Rear Admiral Chris Parry, referring to the distance and length of the tables at which Putin conducts official talks, said:
Putin uses these very long tables to interview people (the long table could be seen at the meeting between Putin and Macron as well as at Putin’s meeting with Aliyev). I think his immune system can be suppressed right now. Hence, he is a man in a hurry.
There is no official confirmation, from any country, of Putin’s state of health.
The Kremlin has not commented on the Russian president’s health and has not responded to the latest allegations that have emerged since the outbreak of the conflict.
The Kremlin has previously dismissed claims by the Sun that Putin was suffering from Parkinson’s disease as “absolute nonsense”.
The Sun quoted Professor Valery Solovei, a Russian political expert, as saying on a Moscow radio station that Putin had been pressured to withdraw from his entourage over fears about his health.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the media report based on Solovey’s claims, which was widely used by other British tabloids, was false.
“That is absolute nonsense,” Peskov said.
“Everything is fine with the president.”
Asked if Putin planned to step down in the near future, as Solovei suggested, Peskov gave a short answer: “No.”
Given all of the above, we can conclude that there is no official confirmation that the health condition of the Russian president has deteriorated, i.e. that he suffers from colon cancer.
The news published by tabloid magazines are usually gossip and articles based on unconfirmed sources and are not serious journalistic products. The post we are analyzing lacks context, as there is no official confirmation of the allegations made in the Daily Star, and they are, nevertheless, placed as true.
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