Putin To Have Cancer Surgery, Hand Off Temporary Power To Former Intelligence Leader: Reports

Putin To Have Cancer Surgery, Hand Off Temporary Power To Former Intelligence Leader: Reports


Russian President Vladimir Putin will reportedly undergo a medical operation for cancer, forcing him to temporarily hand over power to a former Federal Security Service (FSB) intelligence chief.

The FSB is considered the modern-day KGB, which was the primary foreign intelligence and domestic security agency of the former Soviet Union.

Nikolai Patrushev, the current Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, will receive temporary control from Putin during his upcoming operation, according to a video posted Saturday on the General SVR Telegram channel, a Russian outlet that claimed to interview a former Kremlin military leader. The New York Post described the source as “mysterious.”

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“Putin is unlikely to agree to hand over power for a longer period of time,” the video stated.

“I will say that this is the

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