Ukraines intelligence chief Major-General Kyrylo Budanov, has claimed the real Vladimir Putin has not been seen for more than a year adding that he does not even know if hes still alive.Major-General Kyrylo Budanov in an interview put credence to claims the Russian president uses doppelgngers for public appearances. Speaking on Saturday, September 2, Budanov said of Putin: The one who everyone used to know was last seen around June 26, 2022.Reports that night suggested the Russian strongman had made a late-night drive to the Kremlin for crisis talks with allies, including Belaruss strongman president Alexander Lukashenko. Asked by the interviewer whether he is either not alive, or else he is in a really bad health state, Budanov replied: Or he doesnt want to appear. There might be so many different reasons.The military intelligence chief referred to a recent video of Putin where he appears to glance down at his left wrist to check the time.Putin is known to wear his watch on his right wrist.In the video, Putin bizarrely removes the timepiece and fidgets with it in his hand. Budanov was asked about the clip by TV presenter Anzhelika Rudenko, on Crimea.Realities, linked to Radio Liberty: Is this a real Putin?He replied: Lets leave it to everyone [to decide], so everyone leaves it to their own fantasy.The presenter then asks But is this Putin or before Budanov turns the question back on her, prompting her to say she believes it to be a body double.Budanov then says: So do I.He adds that it is not very likely the real Putin.Rudenko goes on: And as for the real Putin, let me ask you directly is he alive or not?The military intelligence chief replied: I dont know what to answer you. Putin or his Body Double? Let’s take a look: pic.twitter.com/YxY5cMnvsa BTOwl | Body Language (@Bowtied_Owl) August 24, 2023 PUTIN BODY DOUBLE ON THE LOOSE!The double went to Dagestan to imitate “popular support.The real Putin doesnt meet folks unless they do quarantine for a week & now doesnt even meet senior staff without bodyguards.Putin surely wouldnt mix with a crowd.What do you say? pic.twitter.com/SqXpq6oN99 Jason Jay Smart (@officejjsmart) June 28, 2023Telegram channel General SVR has long claimed that a sickly Putin now permanently uses a doppelgnger a lookalike actor who has undergone plastic surgery for public appearances.Political analyst Dr. Valery Solovey, a Putin-watching former professor at Moscows prestigious Institute of International Relations, a training school for spies and diplomats, claimed there were sometimes comic errors, as with the watch.Western governments know perfectly well that President Putin is replaced by double, he said.It is known by leaders of all more or less large countries across the world but everyone turns a blind eye. Why?After all, these are [the] affairs of these strange Russians, let them do their thing, and fool their own people The post ‘He may already be dead, the real Putin hasnt been seen in more than a year’ – Ukraine Spy chief claims Russian president uses body double appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.