Putin’s Cancer Surgery Fact Or Fiction? Will Ex-FSB Chief Patrushev Be Given Charge Of Ukraine War?

From flying jets to practicing martial arts, Russian President Vladimir Putin has established an image of a ‘strongman’ who can lead his nation through any sort of adversity and hardship. All this image building of an “invincible” Putin took a hit after it was reported that he was suffering from cancer and Parkinson’s disease. According to reports in the West, Putin is expected to hand over the reins temporarily to his confidante and Ex-FSB Chief Nikolai Patrushev. On this week’s Crux Decode, Zakka Jacob discusses whether reports of Putin’s cancer surgery are true and will Patrushev take charge of the Ukraine war.

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