Is Vladimir Putin dead? Kremlin's statement on what happened to Russian President at Valdai Palace
Russian Telegram news channel General SVR claimed that Vladimir Putin died at his residence Valdai Palace, just north of Moscow.-
In a bizarre development, Russian President Vladimir Putin's death grabbed global headlines on Thursday. Russian Telegram news channel General SVR claimed that Vladimir Putin died at his residence Valdai Palace, just north of Moscow. In its statement, the channel stated that Russian President Putin 'died ...at his residence in Valdai at 20:42 Moscow time, doctors stopped resuscitation and pronounced death.' The channel further added that Vladimir Putin's death has started a military coup in the country.
Vladimir Putin's death grabbed global headlines, however, Kremlin has finally issued a statement answering what happened to the Russian President at the Valdai Palace.
Is Vladimir Putin dead?
Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by state media saying the report was an “absurd information canard”.
Vladimir Putin's death reports stated, "Attention! There is currently an attempted coup in Russia! Russian President Vladimir Putin died this evening at his residence in Valdai at 20:42 Moscow time, doctors stopped resuscitation and pronounced death. Now the doctors are blocked in the room with Putin’s corpse, they are being held by members of the presidential security service on the personal orders of Dmitry Kochnev who is in touch and receives instructions from the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev."
It is pertinent to mention here that a few days back, the telegram channel stated that Putin suffered cardiac arrest and was found lying on his bedroom floor unconscious by his security guards. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted saying, "Everything is fine with him, this is absolutely another fake." Peskov laughed in reply to a further question about body doubles and denied that Putin had any. "This belongs to the category of absurd information hoaxes that a whole series of media discuss with enviable tenacity. This evokes nothing but a smile," said Peskov.