Vladimir Putin is reported to have slipped and tumbled down several stairs at his official residence.
The Russian president, 70, was supposedly helped to a sofa by bodyguards as his personal doctors rushed to assist him.
The account is the latest from a Russian Telegram channel named General SVR which regularly suggests the warmonger is suffering from multiple health problems not disclosed by the Kremlin.
The alleged fall led to bruising of his coccyx but also highlighted problems from “cancer of the gastrointestinal tract”, it was claimed.
Despite this alleged incident, Putin was able to attend and speak at a young scientists conference in Moscow on Thursday.
According to the account, Putin was walking downstairs when he “stumbled and fell to his back, after which he fell on his side and slid down a couple of steps”.
“The incident took place in front of the president’s bodyguards, who reacted quickly and rushed to Putin’s aid.
“Three security officers helped the president to get to the nearest sofa and called the doctors who are on duty at the residence.”
The channel – which claims, without offering proof, to have sources in Putin’s entourage – said medics “arrived within a few minutes, but could not immediately examine the president”.
This was due to him suffering “oncology of the gastrointestinal tract, as a result of which he already experiences serious problems with digestion” – and the fall caused an “involuntary” reaction.
“Before the examination, the doctors escorted the president to the bathroom and helped to clean up.”
The report said: “After a complete examination, a bruise of the coccyx and soft tissues was diagnosed.”
Nothing critical was diagnosed and the bruising was treated with painkillers.
An investigation is to be carried out into what provoked the “fall”.
“He wears special shoes, even at home, with anti-slip coating, and the stairs in the residence are considered ‘safe’.
“As it turns out, all precautions are meaningless when nerves are at stake.”
Earlier this month the channel claimed that Putin’s health “against the backdrop of constant stress, is increasingly causing concern for doctors and [his] relatives”.
It stated that “due to cancer, Putin has serious digestive problems and has been on a strict diet for the past few months”.
He also suffers “bouts of coughing, dizziness, sleep disturbances, abdominal pain [and] constant nausea” as well as “the manifestation of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and schizoaffective disorder”.
It claimed: “Putin is on medication all the time, and preparing the president for a public display is becoming increasingly difficult.
“To this should be added the increased risks in terms of personal security [due to the failures of his war in Ukraine].
“The whole complex of problems led the president to make a decision after the New Year to switch to the ‘self-isolation’ mode and spend most of the time in one of [his official] residences equipped with a so-called ‘bunker’.”
The channel claimed that “the situation at the front is such that, given the current trends, Russian troops will be forced to leave all the occupied territories of Ukraine by the summer of next year” except Crimea.
Separate media investigations disclosed that Putin is surrounded by a team of doctors including a cancer specialist when he travels.
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