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Sickly Vladimir Putin will be replaced in a coup within 3 months, says ex-MI6 spy

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The Russian leader’s health appears to have been deteriorating in recent months, with claims he is fighting blood, thyroid or abdominal cancer, and suggestions he has early stage Parkinson’s disease.

Sickly Vladimir Putin will be ‘incapacitated’ and replaced in coup within three months, says an ex-MI6 spy.

The Russian leader’s health appears to have been deteriorating in recent months, with claims he is fighting blood, thyroid or abdominal cancer, and suggestions he has early stage Parkinson’s disease.

Now, ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele says Putin could have just months left to live, saying there are already signs he is in poor health.

He told BBC Radio 4 The World at One show: “I don’t see him [Putin] being in power for more than three-six months from now,” Steele said.

“There are signs his health is failing for a start which will be a factor in this.

“And if what we’re being told by the CIA and others and our own sources is true then it looks as though he could become incapacitated over that sort of period of time.

Ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele says Putin could have just months left to live, saying there are already signs he is in poor health

Ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele ( Image: AFP via Getty Images)

“This is a strongman regime where people have to have fear of the leader and if the leader is incapacitated medically then there will be a move against him, I’m sure.”

It comes after Putin abruptly postponed a marathon set-piece live annual TV show where he answers questions from ordinary Russians.

One theory is that he fears a hostile interrogation over the war in Ukraine. Another is that there could be concern over the 69-year-old president’s health, and his ability to remain on TV continuously for the usual three-to-four hours, reports The Sun.

The Direct Line to Vladimir Putin event has been in June for four of the past five years, the exception being the first Covid-19 pandemic summer in 2020, when it took place in December.

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin confers with his deputy Vladislav Surkov

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin confers with his deputy Vladislav Surkov ( 

Image: AFP via Getty Images)

The sudden delay was surprising since it had been announced five days ago that it would take place in the “foreseeable future”, implying soon after the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, which ends on 18 June.

His spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, said the date it’ll be held is “unknown”, and not in June.

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The Q&A has run annually during Putin’s presidencies since 2001, with the exception of 2004 and 2012. Millions of questions can be submitted and Putin often answers around 70 in some detail.

No reason was given for the delay and Peskov indicated it would take place at a later date. But the postponement also comes amid rumours that Putin’s health is waning.

Putin abruptly postponed a marathon set-piece live annual TV show where he answers questions from ordinary Russians

Putin abruptly postponed a marathon set-piece live annual TV show where he answers questions from ordinary Russians ( Image: Twitter)

Some sources given credibility in the West say he has undergone cancer treatment during the war.

The Kremlin says his health is robust, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently denied Putin was ill.

On June 3, Peskov was quoted saying: “We proceed from the fact that in the foreseeable future it will take place.”

He indicated that the Direct Line would be soon after June 18. He said: “The Direct Line cannot take place this month. From a technical and substantive point of view, this is a complex event.

“Routine preparations are underway. But it will enter its final stage as soon as the deadlines are set.”

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  1. In my opinion, the process needs to be sped up. He and other individuals like him cannot be trusted around weapons especially weapons of mass destruction.

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