Vladimir Putin has fallen down stairs at his official residence and soiled himself while continuing to suffer from cancer, a Telegram channel which claims links to his bodyguards has suggested.
The 70-year-old Russian leader, whose health has visibly deteriorated since he launched his war in Ukraine, suffered the fall on Wednesday evening when he slipped coming down stairs at his Moscow home, channel General SVR claims.
Putin landed on his coccyx, fell down five steps, then rolled on to his side and slid down two more. The sharp impact caused him to ‘involuntarily defecate’ due to ‘cancer of the gastrointestinal tract’, according to the channel.
General SVR has posted updates about Putin’s health since the start of the war, though has provided no evidence to support its claims or proof that it does indeed have connections within his guards.
In the latest post, the channel wrote that Putin ‘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 said that medics ‘arrived within a few minutes, but could not immediately examine the president’.