Despite all Western sanctions against him and his regime, Vladimir Putin is being kept alive by foreign doctors to wage war in Ukraine, they say.
Doctors have used the latest Western treatments to fight his cancer and stop it from spreading, but he is now probably in his last year in power, a Russian expert told Ukrainian media.
“I can say that without it [foreign] He definitely would not have received treatment in public life in the Russian Federation,” said Valery Solovey.
“That is absolutely certain.
“He uses the most advanced treatments [and] Target therapy that Russia cannot offer him….
“I would say that the treatment was too successful.
“You treated him too well.”
Despite this, “the end is already in sight, even according to the doctors who are curating this treatment, because no drug can be endlessly successful.”
It comes as Ukraine said Vladimir Putin must “return to reality” in response to his claims that he was ready to negotiate.
On the same day that Russia launched rocket attacks on dozens of frontline cities, Putin told state broadcaster Rossiya 1 that the Kremlin was “ready to negotiate acceptable solutions with all parties involved.”
“But that’s on them — we’re not the ones refusing to negotiate, they are,” he claimed.
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Ukrainian officials have dismissed Mr Putin’s remarks as Russian Presidential forces spent Christmas Day bombing more than 25 towns along the Kupiansk-Lyman front line and nearly 20 in Zaporizhia.
At least 10 rocket attacks also hit the Kupyansk district of the Kharkiv region.
Moscow claimed to have killed about 60 Ukrainian soldiers the previous day.
Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, wrote on Twitter: “Putin needs to get back to reality.
“Russia single-handedly attacked Ukraine, killing citizens. There are no other “countries, motives, geopolitics”.
“Russia does not want negotiations, but is trying to avoid responsibility.”
Solovey, the former head of public relations at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) – a training school for spies and diplomats – said Putin’s plan, when he could no longer continue, was to hand over power to little-known Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev to hand over , 45.
Patrushev is the son of his trusted and powerful top security adviser, Nikolai Patrushev, 71, a virulently anti-Western former head of the FSB and a key architect of the war in Ukraine.
Another possible successor is Alexei Dyumin, 50, a former Putin bodyguard and former deputy defense minister, whom he met on Friday while touring a large arms factory in the Tula region, where he is now governor.
He didn’t say where the “non-Russian doctors” who allegedly treated Putin came from, but the ailing Kremlin leader “trusted” them, with treatment being overseen by top Moscow medics, he said.
Previously, there were claims that he was dependent on life-saving drugs prescribed by Israeli medics and purchased in Israel.
Solovey told Ukrainian YouTube channel Odesa Film Studio that “it’s obvious that he has problems with movement – with his legs – [which] many viewers have noticed.’
He initially suffered from colon cancer, which had spread “and is now more dangerous,” and the drugs led to early symptoms of Parkinson’s, he claimed.
“He’s got some pretty serious medical problems,” Solovey said.
“The most serious of these is oncology. So far, he’s been “held in limbo” by the way treatment is curated by non-Russian doctors.
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“The strategy and tactics of treatment were determined by doctors outside of Russia.
‘You are the [doctors] who operated on him in February 2020 shortly after he was diagnosed with oncology.
Since Russia is engaged in a war in which Putin chooses his alleged condition and treatment, “they have a direct bearing on his situational awareness and the appropriateness of the decisions he makes.”
But the security elite in Russia are confident that Dmitry Patrushev will be succeeded, and so have not tried to rush the process.
“They expect power to come into their hands anyway as a result of a legal transition process,” Solovey said.
“It will come to the Patrushev clan, Dmitry Patrushev, but theoretically there is a possibility that they could ‘stimulate’ this process.”
Solovey told the Russian opposition YouTube channel Khodorkovsky Live that 2023 will be Putin’s last year at the helm of Russia.
“Yes, it will,” he said.
“Besides, it could happen as early as spring.”
If he didn’t go voluntarily, others would take action, he said.
“Putin has his last chance now, I would say,” he said.
“If he doesn’t make use of it, not only will the elites turn away from him for good…they will take action.”
Those from whom Putin “takes his support” will act against him.
“If we talk about a successor, then there is only one person, so far only one person, and that is Dmitry Patrushev,” he said.
A cancellation of a trip to Nizhny Tagil last week – to visit a major tank factory – “could be related to health issues” – or safety concerns.
“Usually when [trips] are cancelled, two factors come into play: health and safety issues.
“I don’t know which one won in this case.”
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