Vladimir Putin
Times Putin’s Health Has Been Questioned Since The Ukraine-Russia War Began Photo by Contributor/Getty Images

Vladimir Putin was seen visibly shaking during an award ceremony on Sunday amid speculations about the Russian President's ill health.

His health has previously made headlines as it has been speculated he may be seriously ill, reported The Sun. Some suggested that he has cancer or is suffering from Parkinson's, but the claims have been been denied by his authorities. In March, the Kremlin insisted publicly that the Russian leader's mental state was "normal."

Now, a video has emerged of the Putin visibly shaking during an award ceremony. He was seen standing next to one of the recipients of the state prize of the Russian Federation when the video was taken, according to Daily Star. He appeared shaky on his legs during the ceremony as he listened to Russian filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov accepting a prize honoring his work in the arts.

In the video, Putin was seen standing just off the podium. His arms were straight by his side and was struggling to stand still. He was evidently swaying back and forth in an undulating motion, and he could also be seen shaking his legs in what appeared to be side-to-side movements.

Over the last few months, experts have been watching Putin's behavior. They had noticed that the Russian leader bizarrely twisted his feet while sitting down. In May, during a meeting with his Tajikistan counterpart, his left foot was spotted repeatedly twitching. His knee appeared to collapse inward at the time. Putin appeared to catch the moment and settled his foot firmly on the ground. The change of posture did not seem to help the lower limb stop twitching.

Talk around his health has been rife ever since he launched an invasion of Ukraine in February. Even though he is potentially unwell, Putin has continued to wage war against Ukraine. In fact, during a rare public press conference, he compared his actions in Ukraine with the war that Peter the Great conducted to strengthen the Russian Empire.

Putin said that Peter the Great waged the great northern war for 21 years, and that it would seem that "he was at war with Sweden, he took something from them." According to Putin, Peter the Great did not take anything from them, "he returned what was Russia’s." He noted that apparently, it is also "our lot to return what is Russia’s and strengthen the country."

Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the State Awarding Ceremony at the Grand Kremlin Palace, June,12,2022, in Moscow, Rusia. Russia Day, celebrated annually on 12 June since 1992, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). Photo by Contributor/Getty Images

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