Ukraine news LATEST: Sickly Vladimir Putin's hands 'turning black' as leaked Kremlin emails 'confirm he has Parkinson's' | The Sun

VLADIMIR Putin's hands are "turning black" as leaked Kremlin docs show the Tyrant IS 'suffering from Parkinson's and cancer".

The Russian tyrant's health has long been the source of speculation, with Kremlin insiders saying his well-being is "sharply deteriorating".

In emails now seen by The Sun Online, a Russian intelligence source close to Putin, 70, appear to confirm he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and pancreatic cancer.

Meanwhile, Retired British army officer Lord Danatt told Sky News that the Tyrant's hands were turning a different colour, adding: "Keen observers now are noticing that his hands are looking pretty black on top, which is a sign of injections going in when other parts of the body can't take injections.

"It's interesting to note that, and just to watch whether he is as fit and well as he would like to portray. It's an interesting area to keep an eye on."

Read our Ukraine-Russia live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    Abramovich associates on latest list of UK oligarchs sanctioned over Ukraine war

    Business associates of Roman Abramovich are among the latest Russian oligarchs to have sanctions imposed on them by the UK Government.

    Foreign Secretary James Cleverly confirmed on Wednesday that the Government is sanctioning four new Russian oligarchs, accusing them of being involved in industries helping to prop up the Russian military amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.

    Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov, believed to be associated with former Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and previous owners of major stakes in Russian steel manufacturer Evraz plc, are among those sanctioned.

    The pair are believed to have an estimated global net worth of £4.1 billion and £1.7 billion respectively, with the Government suggesting that they have UK property investments worth £100 million.

    Airat Shaimiev, who has an estimated global net worth of £902 million, and Albert Shigabutdinov, who has an estimated global net worth of £977 million, were both also sanctioned.

    Mr Shaimiev is CEO of Russian transport and construction company OAO Tatavtodor, while Mr Shigabutdinov is the boss of the AO TAIF group, which owns around 96% of chemical and petrochemical processing in the Tatarstan region of Russia.

    All four will face a travel ban, asset freeze and transport sanctions.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Kremlin calls for 'calm' over North Korea launches

    Russia is calling for calm after North Korea fired at least 23 missiles, including one that landed close to South Korea's waters.

    "We urge everyone to keep calm," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

    "All parties to this conflict should avoid taking any steps that could provoke a further increase in tensions."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Russia to summon British ambassador to Moscow over Black Sea fleet drone strike

    Russia will summon Britain's ambassador to Moscow over what it said was the involvement of British specialists in a Ukrainian drone strike on the Black Sea fleet, Moscow's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

    "In this regard, the British ambassador will shortly be summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry," spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Russia to re-enter Black Sea grain deal, defence ministry says

    Russia will resume its participation in the Black Sea grain deal, state news agency TASS reported on Wednesday citing the defence ministry.

    Russia suspended its involvement in the deal over the weekend, saying it could not guarantee the safety of civilian ships crossing the Black Sea because of an attack on its fleet there. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    Ukraine claims Iran will send more drones to Russia this month

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence have claimed that Iran will send a batch of more than 200 combat drones to Russia.

    The ministry added: “Since September 13, when the occupiers first used Iranian kamikaze drones against Ukraine, the Ukrainian Defense Forces have shot down more than 300 such UAVs.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Former PM Johnson says Putin wouldn't use tactical nukes

    Boris Johnson has said he does not believe Vladimir Putin will use a tactical nuclear weapon in the conflict with Ukraine, as it would be "crazy" to wreak "total disaster" on his own country.

    The former prime minister said the act would "immediately tender Russia's resignation from the club of civilised nations" and plunge the country into a "kind of cryogenic economic freeze".

    He added that he suspects it would trigger an "absolutely hysterical reaction" in Russia itself.

    It comes as the Defence Secretary has said momentum on the ground remains with Ukraine, with Crimea expected to come within range of Ukrainian artillery by the end of November.

    There have been suggestions that Moscow could attempt to escalate the conflict, but Mr Johnson said he does not think Mr Putin will resort to using a tactical nuclear weapon.

    He told Sky News: "I don't think he will. I think he'd be crazy to do so.

    "I think what would happen is that he would immediately tender Russia's resignation from the club of civilised nations. It would be a total disaster for his country.

    "So the current economic punishment that the West has been able to dish out would be massively intensified. Russia would be put into a kind of cryogenic economic freeze."

    Mr Johnson suggested Mr Putin would also lose a lot of the "kind of middle ground of global tacit acquiescence that he's had".

    "There's a lot of willingness to give Putin the benefit of the doubt. That will go the minute he does anything like that," he said.

    "He would also, crucially, I think, lose the patronage of the Chinese. And above all in his own country, I think he would trigger an absolutely hysterical reaction."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Russia launches Soyuz rocket carrying military satellite – state media

    Russia has launched a Soyuz rocket carrying a military satellite into space, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday citing the defence ministry.

    The rocket – a Soyuz-2.1b medium-class launch vehicle – was launched at 9:48 a.m. Moscow time (0648 GMT) from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, the ministry was quoted as saying.

    It did not provide details about the purpose of the satellite. 

  • Henry Moore

    Russian losses mount as war rages on

    According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence, Russian losses have surpassed 72,470.

    This comes as Putin confirms the policy of partial mobilisation has been ended.

    Meaning, Russia’s army has at least an extra 300,000 troops at its disposal.

  • Henry Moore

    IAEA investigates two Ukrainian power stations amid Russian claims of a ‘dirty bomb’

    Following Russian claims that Ukraine is planning to use a so-called dirty bomb on its own people, the International Atomic Energy Agency has begun investigating two sites.

    Rafael Grossi, the organisation’s chief, said the investigations will soon be complete.

    A dirty bomb is a makeshift nuclear device, designed to spread radioactive waste in civilian areas.

  • Henry Moore

    Turkey to speak with Putin and Zelensky to find grain solution

    The Turkish president will engage in talks with both Putin and Zelensky in the coming days, as the world looks to find a solution to the grain situation on the Black Sea.

    “Our president will speak with Putin and President Volodymyr Zelensky in the coming days,” Mevlut Cavusoglu revealed to reporters.

    Grain exported via the Black Sea is sent across the globe, often to impoverished countries.

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine calls for heater and generator help as Russia targets energy infrastructure

    Ukrainian officials are calling for heaters and generators to be sent as Russia targets the country’s ability to produce electricity.

    Ukraine is facing a freezing winter without heating or power.

    This week alone, Russia sent more than 55 missiles to take out Kyiv’s electricity and water production capabilities.

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine downs over 300 Iranian ‘kamikaze’ drones, officials claim

    According to Ukraine’s Air Force spokesman Yurii Ihnat, the Ukrainian military has destroyed at least 300 Iranian drones.

    Dubbed “kamikaze drones” these low-budget missiles have been employed by Russia in recent weeks to target civilian infrastructure.

    Mr Inhat added that six were destroyed on Monday night.

  • Henry Moore

    Putin will not legally end mobilisation, reports claim

    Despite confirming that his policy of partial mobilisation is over, Putin's spokesperson has reportedly confirmed that he will not issue an executive order to legally end it.

    Technically, this means the dictator could restart conscription at any moment.

  • Henry Moore

    A look at the battlefield in Ukraine

    The Ministry of Defence has given Brits a look at the current state of play on the battlefield in Ukraine.

    Zelensky’s troops are still attempting to push Russia’s line in Kherson back, as they look to regain the illegally annexed territory.

    Putin confirmed yesterday that 40,000 of the 300,000 mobilised reservists have already joined Russia’s army, while the rest remain in training.

  • Henry Moore

    Zelensky talks boosting Ukraine’s defence with Emmanuel Macron

    Ukraine’s steadfast president took to Twitter yesterday to reveal he has shared a conversation with French president Emmanuel Macron.

    Mr Zelensky described the talk as “extremely important and productive,” as the pair discussed boosting Ukraine’s defensive capabilities.

    “Thank you, my friend, for your unwavering support,” he concluded.

  • Henry Moore

    India has ‘absolutely’ no problem buying Russian oil

    India’s oil minister has defended his country’s decision to purchase oil from Russia, claiming he has “absolutely” no moral issue with it.

    “Absolutely none. Absolutely none. There is no conflict,” Hardeep Singh Puri told CNN when asked about the decision.

    “We have a duty to our consumers…We have 1.34 billion population, and we have to ensure that they are supplied with energy.”

  • Henry Moore

    ‘Several thousand’ Russian reservists deployed in Ukraine without weapons, MoD reports

    The British Ministry of Defence has revealed its latest intel on the situation in Ukraine.

    Its statement said: “Russia has deployed several thousand newly mobilised reservists to the front line in Ukraine since mid-October. In many cases they are poorly equipped.

    “In September, Russian officers were concerned that some recently mobilised reservists were arriving in Ukraine without weapons.

    “Open source images suggest that those rifles which have been issued to mobilised reservists are typically AKMs, a weapon first introduced in 1959. Many are likely in barely usable condition following poor storage.

    “AKM fires 7.62mm ammunition while Russia’s regular combat units are mostly armed with 5.45mm AK-74M or AK-12 rifles.

    “The integration of reservists with contract soldiers and combat veterans in Ukraine will mean Russian logisticians will have to push two types of small arms ammunition to front line positions, rather than one.

    “This will likely further complicate Russia’s already strained logistics systems.”

  • Henry Moore

    Russian losses mount as war rages on

    According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence, Russian losses have surpassed 72,470.

    This comes as Putin confirms the policy of partial mobilisation has come to an end.

    Meaning, Russia’s army has at least an extra 300,000 troops at its disposal.

  • Louis Allwood

    'The prize for holding firm is absolutely immense'

    Boris Johnson told Sky News this evening that it is important for Western powers to "hold firm".

    He said: "Some grubby bargain with Putin trying to encourage the Ukrainians to trade some of their territory which will only encourage Putin to create aggression as we've seen since 2014.

    "The prize for holding firm and continuing to support Ukraine is absolutely immense because for the first time in decades we will have shown that we really believe in democracy and freedom and that we're really willing to support it."

  • Louis Allwood

    Putin's ally offers praise to Zelensky

    Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner military group, has offered praise to the Ukrainian President Zelensky.

    In a statement shared on the Vkontatke social media platform, he said: "Although he is the president of a country hostile to Russia at the moment, Zelenskyy is a strong, confident, pragmatic and nice guy."

  • Louis Allwood

    Nuke fears escalate

    Russian forces loyal to the Russian leader have been preparing bomb shelters in a Moscow district.

    With Putin’s faltering war in Ukraine there are worries the desperate president could launch a nuclear strike on the West.

    Work on around 900 shelters has begun in the Russian capital, according to reports on the Telegram channel Baza.

    The shelters being constructed include places to sleep, cupboards and benches and are equipped with drinking water and medicines are being restocked.

  • Louis Allwood

    Russian face heavy losses again

    According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence, Russian losses have n surpassed 72,470.

    This comes as Putin confirms the policy of partial mobilisation has come to an end.

    Meaning, Russia’s army has at least an extra 300,000 troops at its disposal.

  • Louis Allwood

    Russia's attacks 'part of genocide effort'

    Ukraine’s minister of foreign affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, has described Putin's attacks on Ukraine's infrastructure as "genocide".

  • Louis Allwood

    Russia would face a 'massively intensified' punishment if Putin used nuclear weapons

    Speaking to Sky News, Boris Johnson has claimed that Vladimir Putin will not use a tactical nuclear weapon in his war with Ukraine.

    Boris Jonson said: "It would immediately tender Russia's resignation from the club of civilised nations.

    "The current economic punishment that the West has been able to dish out would be massively intensified."

  • Louis Allwood

    Deadly weapon moved to striking distance of London

    A Russian nuclear-capable missile has been moved to within striking distance of London.

    The deadly weapon, codenamed Killjoy, can be loaded with up to 1,000 pounds of explosives or a nuclear warhead, has been moved to around 1,100miles from London, according to British intelligence.

    The Ministry Of Defence released an intelligence update on Tuesday with an image taken on October 17 at the Machulishchi Airfield, about eight miles south of the Belarussian capital Minsk.

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