Ukrainian officials believe that the Russian president Vladimir Putin Ukraine’s intelligence chief, Major General Kyrlo O. According to Budanov, is suffering from “serious” ailments and is expected to die within two years.
Budanov’s claim that Putin “has not a long life ahead of him” came during an interview published by United States of America today on Saturday. The publication noted that Budanov did not provide evidence for his claims.
While the Kremlin has insisted that Putin is in good health, questions remain about his condition. Earlier this month, newsweek reported that a classified US report mentions the Russian president seems to have been treated in April for advanced cancer
Budanov claimed in May that Putin “Very sick” with cancer and other diseases. He told Sky News that the Russian president was in “very poor psychological and physical condition and he is very ill.”
In the same month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Denied that Putin was ill,
“I don’t think sane people can see any kind of illness or signs of illness in this person,” Lavrov said during an interview with TF1.
He added that Putin “appears in public every day.”
“You can see them on the screen, read and listen to their speeches,” Lavrov said.
newsweek Russian has reached out to the foreign ministry for comment.
during his interview with United States of America todayBudanov also discussed Andy Tai Ngok Huynh and Alexander Drucke, former US service members who volunteered to fight in Ukraine and was allegedly captured by the Russian army.
Budanov said both soldiers are currently in the Donbass prison, but did not give details of their position.
“We’re working on it,” Budanov said in interviews about American troops.
“The way to solve it is not easy … but we see a way to solve it. It will be more or less related to a prisoner swap. We have people at our disposal whom the Russians love very much, whose They need a lot to get back… but even that won’t happen in a week or two. It will take a few months.”
Last week, exiled Russian billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky said he believed there would be war in Ukraine Leading to the “death” of Putin.
“If he wins in Ukraine now, he will start a war with him, because of domestic problems nato, And eventually he will lose that war,” Khodorkovsky said.
“If there weren’t so many casualties, I’d say I’m really happy because he’s on a path that’s leading to his death,” he said.