Amid reports of various illnesses, it's been claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to be in crippling pain.

He had a manic look in Moscow's Red Square when he recently celebrated breaking international law to annex four regions of Ukraine, reported The Sun. Putin said in his speech that they have become stronger "because we are together." He added that truth is behind them, and in "truth is strength, which means victory. Victory will be ours."

Amid war with Ukraine, there are still rumors about his health weakening. A recent unsubstantiated report from Telegram channel General SVR said that ahead of important war room meeting, Putin "complained of aching pain in the abdominal cavity, which could not be quickly stopped." He is said to have "held the meeting leaning forward, trying to maintain a natural posture." He was previously seen in pain during his meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.

The channel, which has long claimed that Putin is suffering from serious illnesses including abdominal cancer, said that Putin’s oncology is progressing. It added that "despite adequate treatment lately, the pain is not always completely relieved." It further added that it must be understood that the deplorable state of his "physical and mental health affects the adoption of key decisions." According to the channel, Putin doesn't want to "change history, he wants to end it."

Meanwhile, Kremlin insiders have warned that Putin is becoming increasingly bolder and secretive with his battlefield tactics, reported The Sun. In a bid to bolster his botched invasion of Ukraine, he is said to be making rash decisions without consulting his military chiefs. Sources said that the Russian leader is "losing all co-ordination" and has stopped communicating with his advisors. Instead, he is reportedly winging his way through the Russia-Ukraine war. It has sparked fears that he could trigger a nuclear conflict as he grows increasingly desperate.

The Telegraph reported that one head of a state-owned bank said that Putin enforces decisions exclusively without consultation. The source said that no one explains anything to anyone, and that there is a total "lack of coordination. It’s a mess. Putin tells everyone different things."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Belarus' counterpart in Sochi on September 26, 2022. Photo by Gavriil Grigorov/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images

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