ZACHARY ROGERS | The National Desk
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Samara Region Governor Dmitry Azarov during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
WASHINGTON (TND) — Russian President Vladimir Putin fell down the stairs and soiled himself at his official residence, a report claims.
According to the anti-Kremlin Telegram channel “General SVR,” Putin’s mishap took place on Wednesday evening.
The report sources the claims to informants within Putin’s security team. “General SVR” also claims to be operated by a former Russian spy.
Truly dramatic events for Putin took place in the evening at his residence,” the report says, once translated from Russian. “Going down the stairs, Putin stumbled and fell to the fifth point, 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 quickly reacted and rushed to Putin’s aid.”
Putin suffers from oncology of the gastrointestinal tract, as a result of which he already experiences serious problems with digestion, and as a result of the fall, as it turned out, the main blow fell on the coccyx, which probably caused sharp pain, provoking involuntary defecation,” the report adds.
Putin’s alleged fall comes as concerns over his overall health have increased. The Russian leader is battling cancer and Parkinson’s disease, according to leaked emails obtained by The Sun.
Russia invaded Ukraine in February. The U.S. and various other countries have sent aid to Ukraine to help it fight off invading Russians, and many members of NATO have pushed for Ukraine to obtain NATO membership.
Nations have also heavily sanctioned Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, and the “General SVR” report claims that the Russian economy is suffering due to those sanctions.
Before his alleged fall on Wednesday, Putin was reportedly updated on the state of the Russian economy and the state of the Ukraine invasion. “General SVR” claims the Russian leader was “upset” by some of the news he received.
In the afternoon, Putin was upset by the news from the front,” the report claims. “Promises by the leadership of the military bloc to capture several settlements before the start of winter, including Bakhmut (called Artemovsk in reports to Putin) in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, were not realized. Moreover, yesterday the leadership of the military bloc was not ready to guarantee the president a significant advance on any sector of the front before the New Year.”
Sources also told “General SVR” that doctors examined the Russian president and determined he had bruised his coccyx, but outside of some slight pain when he sits, Putin is fine. Putin reportedly took some painkillers after the fall.
An investigation into how the Russian president managed to fall down the stairs has reportedly been launched.
“General SVR” claims that Putin wears “special shoes” and has anti-slip surfaces in his home, and that the stairs the Russian president allegedly fell on are usually “safe” for him.
As it turns out, all precautions are in vain when nerves go to hell,” the report says in its conclusion.