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Vladimir Putin’s doctors rush to his bedside as Russian leader complains of ‘severe nausea’: report

Speculation around Vladimir Putin’s health has been swirling for some time. (Case)

Two teams of doctors reportedly rushed to Vladimir Putin’s presidential quarters after the Russian leader complained of “severe nausea” early on Saturday.

Quoting the Russian Telegram General SVR channel, Independent reported that Mr Putin needed “urgent medical attention”, which forced his paramedic team to call in additional doctors. The medical emergency lasted about three hours, after which the condition of the head of the Kremlin improved and the doctors left his apartments.

“Putin on the night of Friday July 22 to Saturday July 23 needed urgent medical attention,” the channel said, adding, “Around 1 a.m., medical personnel on duty at [his] residence were summoned to the president.

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“Putin complained of severe nausea. Twenty minutes later, an additional team of doctors with the president’s attending physicians were called. It is known that the doctors provided assistance and stayed near Putin for three hours, and after the president’s condition improved, they left his apartments,” the channel said.

According New Zealand Herald, the telegram channel is headed by a former lieutenant general of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), under the pseudonym “Viktor Mikhailovich”. Previously, the channel also claimed that in the coming weeks Mr Putin “will be replaced by a look-alike” and even that deep-fake technology could be used for upcoming events.

Meanwhile, since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Mr Putin has been speculated to be suffering from terminal cancer or Parkinson’s disease. A number of public appearances and official meetings a few months ago even showed the Russian leader shaky and unsteady on his feet.

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However, the Kremlin dismissed such speculation and said all was well for the health of the Russian leader. “You know that Ukrainian, American and British information specialists have launched various fakes about the president’s health in recent months – these are just fakes,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry said. Peskov, according to the outlet.

Mr Putin, who has been in power in Russia for more than two decades, sent troops to Ukraine on February 24, sending shockwaves around the world.