Ukraine’s head of military intelligence Major General Kyrylo Budanov has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is seriously ill. In an interview with a news channel he said Putin suffers from cancer and a number of other ailments and that there is a threat of a coup in the country.
The military chief also said that the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia would reach a breaking point in the second half of August. When prodded on whether there could be a coup, Major General Budanov said “Yes. They are moving in this direction and it is impossible to stop it.”
Denying that he was spreading Ukrainian propaganda against Russia, Major General Budanov said his country will be able to take back control of territories captured by Russia, including the Donbas and Crimea regions.
Budanov’s statement comes days after the New Lines Magazine claimed citing an oligarch close to Kremlin as stating that the Russian president had blood cancer. The media outlet claimed to have a recording in which the oligarch is heard expressing deep frustration about the state of the country’s economy.