July 21, 2022
There has been increasing unconfirmed media speculation that Russian president Vladimir Putin, who turns 70 this year, may be suffering from ill health, possibly cancer.
But William burns director of the CIA says there was no evidence to suggest this, joking that Putin infact appears “too healthy”.
This is coming as the US announced it would provide Ukraine with more long-range weapons.
Earlier Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia’s military focus in Ukraine was no longer “only” the east and implied Moscow’s strategy had changed after the west supplied Ukraine with such weapons.