Vladimir Putin is 'seriously ill', suffering from blood cancer, says Russian oligarch in leaked audio-tape

Christopher Steele, a former British spy, has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is seriously ill. 

Steele, who wrote a dossier on Donald Trump and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election campaign, had told Sky News,

"Certainly, from what we're hearing from sources in Russia and elsewhere, is that Putin is, in fact, quite seriously ill."

Amid all this, a Russian oligarch, having close ties with Putin, has reportedly said that the Russian leader is “suffering from blood cancer" in a leaked audio conversation. 

The unidentified oligarch was heard discussing Putin's health with a Western venture capitalist, in the leaked audio recording obtained by a US magazine New Lines.

The Russian oligarch said that Putin had surgery on his back linked to his blood cancer shortly before ordering the invasion of Ukraine. The Russian President has gone "crazy", he added.

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