Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to send 300,000 troops to Ukraine, which includes Russian military reservists into active service.
In May, a Russian intelligence officer claimed that Putin is on the verge of losing his eyesight and has a short lifespan as his health condition deteriorates further.
What happened to Putin: According to a Mirror news report, an FSB officer said Putin is suffering from rapidly progressing cancer and has been given a maximum of three years to live by doctors.
We are told that he is suffering from headaches and when he appears on TV he needs pieces of paper with everything written in huge letters to read what he is going to say. They are so big that they can only hold a couple of sentences. The spy told the news agency that his eyesight is seriously worsening.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov refuted the reports and said there was no sign of any ailment.
Why it matters: The Russia-Ukraine war drags on for almost ten months. Some have questioned Putin's motives and state of mind in launching the military invasion.
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