“Critically ill” Putin’s hand turned purple after he was seen clinging to a chair during his meeting with the Cuban president

RUSSIAN tyrant Vladimir Putin has been pictured clutching his chair in the latest health scare surrounding the Kremlin leader.

During a meeting with his Cuban counterpart on Tuesday, the Russian president was filmed shaking his legs, shaking and appearing unsteady.

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Vladimir Putin’s recent speeches have raised fears about his healthCredit: EPA

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In the picture, his hands are noticedCredit: EPA

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He had a purple color on his left hand as he was seen holding the arm of the chairCredit: AP

Footage from a different meeting on Wednesday showed him gripping the table in front of him.

Rumors about Putin’s health have been swirling for months after reports that he was being treated for cancer.

During a summit with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday, the 70-year-old Kremlin leader sat awkwardly in a chair as he spoke to the cameras.

His left hand was tightly wrapped around the arm of his chair, while his right hand seemed to be playing aimlessly with something in his lap.

Purple spots were visible on both hands.

Meanwhile, he stomped and stomped his feet, looking strangely shriveled next to President Diaz-Canel.

In the clip, her face is particularly bulging and puffy.

On Wednesday, he gave another speech — this time with production chief Dmitri Mazepin — in his office, on either side of a large wooden table.

Once again Vlad gripped the table firmly as he spoke – this time with his right hand.

It comes after senior Ukrainian figures claimed Putin was “fighting for his life” and feared he would be killed if he lost the war in Ukraine.

Oleksiy Aretovich, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s chief of staff, said that recent setbacks have sharply increased fears in Moscow that Ukraine will win the war.

As quoted in The Times, he said:[Putin] he is very afraid, because in Russia there is no forgiveness for tsars who lose wars. He is now fighting for his life.

“If he loses the war, at least according to the Russians, that means the end. The end of him as a political figure.

“And maybe physically.”

He [Putin] now he is fighting for his life

Alexey Arestovichadviser, chief of staff of President Zelensky

The recapture of Kherson earlier this month was Ukraine’s biggest battlefield victory to date and followed a series of humiliating losses for Russia in Kharkiv and Donbas provinces.

Kherson was one of four Ukrainian territories illegally annexed by Russia less than two months ago, causing a stir in Moscow, but already its dreams of a greater Russia have been dashed.

“This has made even people who are very loyal to Putin doubt that they can win this war,” Aretovic said.

Amid growing paranoia and fears of a coup, signs of Putin’s possible ill health continue to emerge.

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His right hand swung aimlesslyCredit: AP

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At Wednesday’s meeting, he was seen clutching the table in front of himCredit: Alamy

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The Kremlin constantly denies rumors about Putin’s healthCredit: Getty

Bombshell spy documents leaked to The Sun Online earlier this month claimed Putin was being treated for Parkinson’s disease and cancer, despite years of Kremlin denials.

“I can confirm that he has been diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson’s disease, but it is already progressing,” the Russian security service insider claimed in an email.

“This fact will be denied and hidden in every possible way.

“Putin is regularly pumped up with all kinds of heavy steroids and innovative painkiller injections to prevent the spread of his recently diagnosed pancreatic cancer.”

The documents claimed that Putin “took an overdose of a cocktail of psychotropic drugs” and “lost his mind”.

These “psychotropic” drugs help give Putin energy to try to hide how “seriously ill” he is during key meetings and public speeches.

“He’s really crazy – he’s really lost his mind,” claimed a Russian security insider.

Last week, Putin was pictured at his state residence outside Moscow with bruises on the back of his hand suspected to be from an IV drip.

Amidst rumors that he was suffering from cancer and crippling pain, Putin was pictured with suspicious IV marks on the back of his hands.

Kyiv Post reporter Jason Jay Smart shared the damning footage on Twitter, claiming, “The videos [Russian] “Government reports show what traces of IVs in Putin’s hands could be.”

He also claimed that Moscow released two videos: one heavily watermarked to disguise Putin’s hand, and the other not shown at all.

Russian state news hastily deleted the footage in a move that will fuel speculation that Putin is in poor health.

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