The Kremlin finds it “strange” to refer to Putin’s use of the image.
The Kremlin did not hold back its criticism of the comments of Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of the Ukrainian National Security Council. The latter said on Wednesday evening that the visit of the Kremlin master to the occupied part of Kherson province was staged, adding that it was indeed one of the appearances of the Russian leader shown in the media. “There is no Putin”He said on TV. “He’s a twin, that’s well known.”The officer added.
“I can only say that these reports are very strange”said Russian President’s Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in response to Ukrainian reports. According to the Kremlin, the Russian president visited areas occupied by the Russian military in Ukraine’s Kherson and Luhansk regions a few days ago, his second trip to the conflict zone in Marupol since March. He remained at the army headquarters and did not approach the front, meeting soldiers or civilians.
According to political scientist Valery Solovyi, a journalist interviewed from the enemy’s YouTube channel Mikhail KhodorkovskyPutin has two appearances, one of whom flew to Kherson. “The president will never go this far in his life, even if he is 150 kilometers away from the front line, he will never go to such dangerous places”, he insists. He also says that while Putin sends a uniform look to events, figures like Nikolai Patrushev (President of the Security Council) don’t bother to appear. It should be added that Evgeny Prigozhin would not have gone to meet the President.
Rumors about the use of the Russian president’s likeness have circulated for years, as have rumors about his health. They are being fed by his rare public appearances since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Russian head of state still lives under a strict health regime.
At the Davos Economic Forum, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Mr. Putin was said to be dead and replaced by a dual role. “I can’t tell if he’s really alive, if he’s making decisions, or if there’s someone else”He blurted out.
In February 2020, Mr. Putin has said that in the 2000s, when Russia faced attacks, he objected to his security services appearing to ensure his safety. After the Covid-19 pandemic, he appeared regularly on television, participating in video conferences alone in his office. Since then, on each of his trips, Internet users have been scrutinizing videos and photos to try to establish whether he is the Russian president or a double.
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