The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) official has said that the 69 year old President “has a severe form of rapidly progressing cancer."
The officer also stated that Putin is losing his eyesight. And he added, “He has no more than two to three years to stay alive."
The officials statement comes amid a growing speculation of the Russian President's rapidly detreating health.
However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday denied speculation that President Putin was ill, saying there were no signs pointing to any ailment.
On the political front, the Russian President last week met with Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi.
Even during the event, Putin was caught on camera awkwardly twisting his feet while the pair sat down for talks.
Reportedly, Ukrainian spymaster Kyrylo Budanov said, “He (Vladimir Putin) has several serious illnesses, one of which is cancer."