A source claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin avoided his alleged lover Alina Kabaeva after news of her pregnancy popped up earlier this month.

The Russian leader is said to have at least two kids with the former Olympic gold medal gymnast, and reports suggest a third could be on the way, reported Daily Star.

According to a post on a Telegram channel that is allegedly run by a foreign Russian intelligence agent, Putin was said to have looked "depressed" when he heard the pregnancy news.

Amid Russia-Ukraine war, Kabaeva and Putin's former wife Lyudmila Ocheretnaya have been targeted in an attempt to strip the Russian President of his wealth. His money is allegedly kept among his nearest and dearest. But targeting the two women had no impact on Putin, who took the news of the sanctions "calmly, reported Mirror.

Putin "doesn't care about his ex-wife, he's been indifferent to her for a long time," read a post on the General SVR Telegram. His relationship with Kabaeva has recently been "difficult to call perfect, and this is despite the recent news about Alina's pregnancy."

The post further read that the Russian President "clearly did not prepare to become a father again and Kabaeva's unplanned pregnancy puzzled him more than pleased him." According to the post, after Putin found out that he would have another child, "he practically did not communicate with Alina, avoiding meetings and spending time together, justifying the loss of interest in state affairs."

Kabaeva turned 39 on May 12, and on her birthday she received "formal congratulations and a gift from Putin only in the afternoon." This has allegedly upset her very much, despite the fact that Putin "underwent a surgical procedure the next night and was not up to the celebration."

According to eyewitnesses, Putin took British sanctions against Kabaeva and her grandmother, "philosophically and practically did not speak out about it." The post also read that in general, his relatives, since the beginning of the war, for the most part, burden the Russian President and cause him "unnecessary troubles and inconvenience."

For instance, his eldest daughter Maria Vorontsova apparently asked her father to give her the opportunity to "celebrate her birthday in the company of a new boyfriend on the shore of the bay in a friendly country." Then came the "unplanned pregnancy of his common-law wife Alina Kabaeva, with whom, by the way, Putin got married quite a long time ago."

Among the most closely guarded secrets of the Kremlin are Putin's two adult daughters. His grandchildren are even more of a mystery.

File photo of Vladimir Putin and Alina Kabaeva Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) hands flowers to Alina Kabaeva, Russian rhytmic gymnastics star and Olympic prize winner, after awarding her with an Order of Friendship during annual award ceremony in the Kremlin 08 June 2001. Photo by Sergei Chirikov/AFP via Getty Images