Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Belarus' counterpart Alexander Lukashenko
Putin And His Top Critics Make Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People Photo by Ramil Sitdikov/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

As rumors continue to swirl around Vladimir Putin's health, the Russian President appeared twitchy and hunched in a new video.

In the video, Putin is having a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is his close ally, reported The Sun. The Russian leader was seated in a chair and appeared to look uncomfortable. During the recent meeting in Sochi, he was seen awkwardly perched on his chair and sitting hunched forward in front of the cameras.

It seemed like his left foot continuously moved as he unnaturally pivoted on his heel three times in less than one minute. He also rubbed his fingers together while his hands appeared to twitch. He was seen flexing them and forcing his thumb into his palm. He occasionally appeared to grimace and gasp back his breaths. His discomfort only further raised rumors and speculations about his health.

Meanwhile, Lukashenko has warned the West that it risks World War III by supplying weapons to Ukraine, reported The Sun. The President of Belarus made the claim as he met Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine he has backed. Lukashenko said in a letter to the United Nations Secretary General that Belarus "calls on the countries of the world to unite and prevent the regional conflict in Europe from escalating into a full-scale world war!"

In the letter, he told António Guterres that the way to ensure peace was for the West to "refrain from arms supplies, from information warfare and any provocations, from inflating hate speech in the media."

His intervention comes as Russian journalist Margarita Simonyan said that Russia would rather unleash nuclear war than accept defeat in the Ukraine war that started in February. She added that people believe that Russia will lose and the "West will win,” but they don't understand that it's "impossible" and it "will never happen." She noted that either Russia will win or this will "end badly for all of humanity, there is no other way.”

Simonyan also pointed out that one strike of the Sarmat nuclear missile, which is known as the Satan-2, would be “enough to destroy the coast” of America. She said that it would not be practical to nuke the nation as it would be impossible to separate Russians from Ukrainians. She said that if they wanted to, couldn’t they have "dealt with Ukraine, in a matter of hours, not days,” but Russians are conducting a "special military operation, that’s why it’s not war."

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Belarus' counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on May 23, 2022. Photo by Ramil Sitdikov/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

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