Vladimir Putin
Video Shows Vladimir Putin's Legs Fidget As He Lectures Kids On Ukraine War Photo by Alexey Kudenko SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin was seen limping when he attended Russia’s Vostok war games with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday. Since the start of the war in Ukraine, speculation on Putin’s state of health has had many experts raising eyebrows over the past months with suspicions having increased on whether the 69-year-old may be suffering from Parkinson’s disease or possibly cancer. Putin has also been said to disappear from the public eye every so often, while some claim that he may be having surgeries done during these disappearances.

With more inquiries and suspicions regarding the Russian leader's health being presented the Kremlin has been forced to address the claims, time and time again, dismissing any assertions that the leader has been seriously ill. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov insisted that the Russian leader is in 'excellent health and that any rumor to the contrary is “complete nonsense”.

According to a video posted by the Daily Mail, Putin can be seen walking with a visible limp and struggling to sit down. This incident follows after the Russian leader’s legs were supposedly seen twitching uncontrollably during a speech for Russian school children this week. Some experts suggestted that this may be a sign of Parkinson’s.

Prior to his arrival in Kamchatka, Telegram channel General SVR stated that Putin was suffering from worsening kidney problems that has caused his face to swell and the bags under his eyes to puff up. Soon as he arrived he immediately complained of fatigue and shortness of breath to his doctors.

Putin’s body double reportedly is on standby in case the leader struggles to fulfill his engagements for the day, the Mirror reported.

The Vostok war games are a series of major military exercises conducted in Russia’s far Eastern region. The current participants of this year’s war games are China, India, and Russia itself, although suffering from heavy losses in its war with Ukraine, Moscow insists that it will not affect the exercises. Russia's defense ministry said that 140 military aircraft, 60 warships, and around 5,000 items of military hardware are to be deployed in the exercise.

The Russian leader was seen observing the war games in a command post in the Sergeyevsky training range with a pair of binoculars, alongside the military chief of staff Valery Gerasimov and his Defense Minister Shoigu, who is currently in a hot seat as British intelligence has claimed that Putin has sidelined him since the start of the Ukraine conflict. Tensions between them was palpable while being seated in the observation area. However, the two could be seen joking and laughing for a short while inspecting the military exercise.

Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with volunteer ornithologists of the "Kamchatka" falcon centre in the far eastern city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskyi on September 5, 2022. Photo by Gavriil Grigorov/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images

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