One Russian oligarch, who is known to have close ties to the Kremlin, was reportedly secretly recorded telling a Western businessman that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "very ill with blood cancer."
This new report comes out after multiple years of speculation about whether Putin is dealing with some sort of serious disease ranging from Parkinson's Disease to some type of cancer.
One magazine outlet, New Lines, reportedly was able to get a copy of the audio from a Western venture capitalist who had secretly recorded the previously mentioned oligarch, known to be close to Putin, back in March stating that Putin was "very ill with blood cancer."
"The source provided the recording to New Lines on the condition that we not publicly identify him," read the report. "He says he betrayed a colleague’s trust out of disgust with the war in Ukraine — a disgust his secretly recorded interlocutor evidently shares."
Reportedly, the oligarch stated on the recording that Putin has "absolutely ruined Russia’s economy, Ukraine’s economy and many other economies — ruined [them] absolutely."
"The problem is with his head," exclaimed the oligarch reportedly. "One crazy guy can turn the world upside down."
The publication stated that it was "easily able to authenticate the oligarch’s identity and voice" and that it was refusing the publish the name of the person because of the high chance that they would be looking down the barrel of some very serious consequences from parts of the Russian government.
The oligarch in question reportedly bashed his own country for making use of the false pretext of invading Ukraine in order to try and find "Nazis and fascists."
The oligarch reportedly stated that "we all hope" Putin dies from his cancer or that something else happens in Moscow that ends up with Putin removed from power.
Additionally, they also throw the blame on Putin for killing "more than 15,000 Russian soldiers and 4,000 or 5,000 civilians in Ukraine."
"It’s unbelievable. For what?" they went on. "He killed more people than in 10 years in the [Soviet] Afghan war."
It has been noted by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America that there are quite a few different types of blood cancer, with the most common of them being leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma:
- Leukemia is a blood cancer that originates in the blood and bone marrow. It occurs when the body creates too many abnormal white blood cells and interferes with the bone marrow’s ability to make red blood cells and platelets.
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a blood cancer that develops in the lymphatic system from cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections.
- Hodgkin lymphoma is a blood cancer that develops in the lymphatic system from cells called lymphocytes. Hodgkin lymphoma is characterized by the presence of an abnormal lymphocyte called the Reed-Sternberg cell.
- Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that begins in the blood’s plasma cells, a type of white blood cell made in the bone marrow. Also, learn about the stages of multiple myeloma.