While Russia finds itself in a very delicate situation vis-à-vis the Ukrainian defense, Vladimir Putin also seems to be in great difficulty. On Friday, May 20, 2022, he attended a meeting of the Security Council regarding the threat of cyberattacks from Western countries. During this meeting, he made the decision to no longer rely on Western software for protection.
However, the Russian president who recently allegedly vomited during a meeting once again appeared to be in bad shape according to Judi James, an expert in body language. Indeed, she explained to the British daily The Mirror how much Vladimir Putin seemed even more exhausted than during his last appearance. “The pose of his body suggests reduced energy levels. He is leaning on his forearms which are both placed on the table. This is a common pose in boardrooms, but when you look at the hands of Putin, the flesh looks slightly flared on the table, suggesting a strong tilt,” she said.
Many rumors about Vladimir Putin’s illness
Also according to Judi James, Alina Kabaeva’s companion tried to reposition himself and “restart his power and energy signals” several times during the meeting. The head of the Kremlin would also have shown weariness by sighing several times before speaking. “It doesn’t sound like a man totally on the ropes, but some of the more subtle signals suggest possible weariness,” she concluded.
For several weeks, Vladimir Putin’s state of health has been at the heart of much speculation. If some first claimed that he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, thyroid cancer or other degenerative diseases, new rumors have been circulating recently. Indeed, an oligarch close to the Kremlin reportedly claimed that the 69-year-old would be “very sick with blood cancer”. This information, however, has not been officially confirmed.
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