New video of Vladimir Putin twisting toes and heels sparks more health rumours

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A fresh video of Vladimir Putin fidgeting his feet has sparked more health fear of the despot's health.

The Russian despot was meeting with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon yesterday (Monday, May 16) to discuss the trade and commercial connections between the two countries.

During the televised rendezvous as shared by Russian media, the 69-year-old Russian leader is seen erratically moving his left foot and twisting his toes and heels while talking to Rahmon.

The unusual behaviour is also spotted by Rahmon, who can be seen looking down at Putin during his odd foot movement.

Putin keeps his right arm on the chair while keeping his left hand on his lap.

Rumours over Putin's deteriorating health have strengthened in recent months.

Last month, the Russian president was seen shaking his hands "uncontrollably" when he met his close ally, Belarus' leader Alexander Lukashenko.

During a meeting with his defence minister Sergei Shoigu, Putin also appeared unwell as he gripped the corner of the desk throughout the entire session and appeared to be slightly slumped in his chair.

People on social media also noticed a change in Putin's physical appearance, describing him as "ashen and bloated".

One Royal Navy admiral claimed the president, 69, may have cancer.

Retired Royal Navy Admiral Chris Parry said: "He has been using these very long tables to interview people.

"I think his immune system might be suppressed at the moment. So he is a man in a hurry."

Some people also speculated that Putin has had plastic surgery, though this is only unconfirmed speculation.

Others think that the "puffy face" could be due to chemotherapy drugs or steroids, US sources say.

An ex-military intelligence officer now working at the Pentagon said analysts have been studying Putin and believe him to be very ill.

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"In the past we have seen him smile, but in 2022 there are few pictures of him looking happy, the source said.

"His look suggests he is in pain and our people suggest his angry look is most likely as a result of him being in agony.

"Our people are confident he is ill – he is concerned about Covid as he keeps his staff at a distance."

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