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Putin grips chair arm and shuffles his feet around during meeting with Cuban president

Vladimir Putin has once more been pictured tightly gripping a chair and shuffling his feet amid on-going hypothesis concerning the Russian president’s well being.

Footage from Putin’s Tuesday meeting with Miguel Díaz-Canel, the president of Cuba and chief of the nation’s communist get together, confirmed the Russian despot sitting awkwardly in his chair because the pair spoke in entrance of the cameras.

Despite his public appearances being rigorously stage-managed by the Kremlin’s propagandists, indicators that Putin, 70, is affected by well being issues have been seen on quite a few events this year – fuelling hypothesis and rumours.

Pictured: Vladimir Putin is seen during a meeting with President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel (left), during which he tightly gripped his chair with his left hand and shuffled his feet

Pictured: The Russian president is seen tightly gripping his chair with his left hand

Putin's right hand appears to be fiddling with something, and he taps his feet and shuffles them across the flowery carpet

Putin’s left hand is seen wrapped tightly around the arm of the white chair he’s sitting on, as if to attempt and stabilise himself. Meanwhile, Putin’s proper hand seems to be fiddling with one thing, and he faucets his feet and shuffles them throughout the flowery carpet

In the newest instance, a puffy-faced Putin is seen smiling gingerly as he speaks with Díaz-Canel infront of a marble fire in Moscow.

His left hand is seen wrapped tightly around the arm of the white chair he’s sitting on, as if to attempt and stabilise himself. Putin’s proper hand seems to be fiddling with one thing, and he faucets his feet and shuffles them throughout the flowery carpet.

On Wednesday, Putin was pictured in one other meeting – this time with Dmitry Mazepin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralchem Group, a Russian producer. The pair sat reverse one another throughout a big picket desk, which Putin has usually used to conduct conferences.

As with his meeting with the Cuban president, the Russian president was in pictures tightly holding on to the sting of his desk, this time with his proper hand.

Even earlier than Vladimir Putin ordered his army forces to invade Ukraine on February 24, rumours have been swirling concerning the state of his well being.

But with the added scrutiny confronted by Putin for the reason that begin of the struggle, extra indicators that Putin is struggling with well being points have been noticed.

Pictured: Vladimir Putin (right) taps his feet as he meets with President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel at the Kremlin in Russia on Tuesday

Pictured: Vladimir Putin (proper) faucets his feet as he meets with President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel on the Kremlin in Russia on Tuesday

On Wednesday, Putin was pictured in another meeting - this time with Dmitry Mazepin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralchem Group, a Russian manufacturer. The pair sat opposite each other across a large wooden desk, which Putin was seen gripping (left)

On Wednesday, Putin was pictured in one other meeting – this time with Dmitry Mazepin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralchem Group, a Russian producer. The pair sat reverse one another throughout a big picket desk, which Putin was seen gripping (left)

In July, the Russian president was pictured awkwardly swatting mosquitos from his face. That identical month, he was seen hobbling from his presidential aircraft during the welcoming ceremony in Tehran.

Similarly, at an enormous Victory Day parade in Moscow in May, the 70-year-old appeared to stroll with a limp and had a blanket over his lap, whereas in April he was seen gripping a grand desk during a televised meeting with his defence minister.

Since then, a number of extra of Putin’s televised conferences with different Kremlin officers – all from the identical desk – have usually proven him gripping the tabletop.

More not too long ago, on November 4, Putin was seen in footage awkwardly laying flowers to mark a nationwide vacation in Moscow’s Red Square.

He appeared to indicate indicators of a limp as he approached the monument, and appeared uncomfortable as he bent down to put the bouquet to mark Unity Day – a nationwide vacation to mark Russia’s expulsion of invading forces within the early 1600s.

Meanwhile, claims have been circulating amongst opposition figures, fuelled by his unexplained absences and his shaky public appearances, that he’s battling severe well being issues however they’ve all the time been rubbished by the Kremlin.

APRIL 21: Putin is seen gripping his desk with his right hand while meeting Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in the early stages of the war. Footage from the meeting raised questions about Putin's health, which have only intensified since

APRIL 21: Putin is seen gripping his desk with his proper hand whereas meeting Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu within the early levels of the struggle. Footage from the meeting raised questions on Putin’s well being, which have solely intensified since

MAY 9: the 70-year-old appeared to walk with a limp and had a blanket over his lap as he attended Russia's 2022 victory day parade in Moscow

MAY 9: the 70-year-old appeared to stroll with a limp and had a blanket over his lap as he attended Russia’s 2022 victory day parade in Moscow

NOVEMBER 4: Putin appeared to show signs of a limp as he approached a monument, and seemed uncomfortable as he bent down to lay the bouquet

NOVEMBER 4: Putin appeared to indicate indicators of a limp as he approached a monument, and appeared uncomfortable as he bent down to put the bouquet

Earlier this month, emails from a Russian intelligence supply appeared to substantiate the he has been recognized with most cancers and Parkinson’s, in keeping with The Sun.

The leaked paperwork allegedly learn: ‘I can affirm he has been recognized with early stage Parkinson’s illness, nevertheless it’s already progressing. This truth will likely be denied in each doable method and hidden. 

‘Putin is usually stuffed with every kind of heavy steroids and revolutionary painkilling injections to cease the unfold of pancreatic most cancers he was not too long ago recognized with.

‘It not solely causes a whole lot of ache, Putin has a state of puffiness of the face and different negative effects – together with reminiscence lapses.

‘In his shut circle, there are rumours that along with pancreatic most cancers, which is progressively spreading, Putin additionally has prostate most cancers.’  

The tyrant was not too long ago noticed with obvious monitor marks from IV therapy on the again of his hand, including additional gasoline to the hearth.

Telegram channel General SVR has lengthy been pushing the claims that Putin is affected by most cancers and Parkinson’s.

In late October, it reported that Putin’s family are involved about coughing suits, fixed nausea and a scarcity of urge for food, after he allegedly underwent a medical examination. 

His circle is nervous that his ‘thinness and persistent cough’ is changing into noticeable and will likely be seen by elites in Russia as a ‘signal of the chief’s quickly deteriorating well being’.

Despite showing significantly bloated and puffy within the face, the Russian president has lost 18lb in current months, mentioned the channel which purports to have sources contained in the Kremlin.

Putin’s Tuesday meeting with his Cuban counterpart in Moscow noticed the pair unveil a monument to Cuban revolutionary chief Fidel Castro, and hail the ‘conventional friendship’ between their sanctions-hit nations. 

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurate a monument to late Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Moscow on November 22

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurate a monument to late Cuban chief Fidel Castro in Moscow on November 22

A video revealed on the Kremlin’s web site confirmed Putin and the Cuban head of state, Miguel Diaz-Canel y Bermudez, ship speeches as Russian army guards flanked a bronze statue of Castro.

The late Castro embraced Soviet-style communism after taking a number one position in a revolution which in 1959 drove dictator Fulgencio Batista from energy. 

He went on to defy a crippling U.S. embargo and dozens of assassination plots during his half-century of rule on the island, earlier than dying in 2016 on the age of 90.

Putin in a speech underscored Castro’s historical past of defiance, praising him for ‘selflessly defending the sovereignty of (his) native nation’ and drawing parallels with Western sanctions imposed on Russia for its army marketing campaign in Ukraine.

‘The Soviet Union and Russia have all the time, and proceed to at the present time, to help the Cuban folks of their battle for independence, sovereignty. We have all the time stood towards any types of restrictions, embargoes, blockades and so on. 

‘We have all the time supported Cuba on the worldwide stage and we see that Cuba takes the identical position in direction of Russia,’ Putin mentioned.

Trade between Cuba and Russia was about $500 million in 2019, as indicated by Russia’s then-Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov during a go to to the island that year.

Cuban state media reported Diaz-Canel’s agenda will deal with the power sector, very delicate for the island because it battles shortages of meals, medicines and gasoline.

Hours-long each day blackouts have occurred in Cuba’s largest cities, sparking protests.

The Cuban authorities has acknowledged the issue and accused U.S. sanctions, which had been tightened below former President Donald Trump, of inflicting poverty and not directly fueling protests.

Havana’s essential regional political ally, Venezuela, has bought the island the oil Cuba wanted for the previous twenty years. Cuba solely produces half the oil it wants for its economic system.

From the Nineteen Sixties to the Nineteen Nineties, the Soviet Union provided Cuba many very important imports: fertilizers, industrial gear, spare components and, above all, oil in trade for sugar.

When the previous alliance collapsed within the Nineteen Nineties, Cuba owed Russia some $35 billion in debt, 90 p.c of which was forgiven by the Putin administration in 2014. The steadiness was refinanced.

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