A US newspaper claims Putin has been treated for cancer, saying it is based on the testimony of senior US intelligence officials
Vladimir Putin’s health has been the subject of much speculation for several weeks. Thursday, US Newsweek claims Russian leader has been treated for cancer “At an advanced stage” during the month of April. The magazine said it relied on the testimony of three senior US intelligence officials. One of them claims that the head of state “has been followed by oncologists for two years” and that “the April operation was under local anesthesia in the abdomen”, suggesting “cancer of the pancreas. »
Information quickly denied by the White House. “The information that such an assessment of the information exists and that the president has been informed is not true,” the US National Security Council said in a statement. relate BFMTV.
Already in late May, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov has denied that Vladimir Putin is ill, assuring that he showed no sign of it. “I don’t think anyone with all his head can see any signs of any illness or condition in this person (Putin),” he said.