Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Putin’s defense minister ‘suffers huge heart attack not from natural causes’

A Russian defense minister has suffered a huge heart attack which was not the result of natural causes, a prominent Russian oligarch claims.

Sergei Shoigu, 66, is allegedly “out of the game” following the health emergency and “could be left disabled” if he survives, according to businessman Leonid Nevzlin.

The 52-year-old, who is an enemy of Vladimir Putin, added that the government official is currently “in intensive care, connected to the devices”, the Mirror reports.

He also claims that 20 defense ministry generals have been detained as part of a £7.6billion “corruption” case, with 150 Federal Security Service (FSB) officers having already been arrested in connection.

The exiled former co-owner of oil giant Yukos claims that the news was passed on to him from his anonymous sources in Moscow, however it has yet to be independently confirmed.

One theory could be that potential coup-plotters are being locked up or otherwise incapacitated.

Mr Nevzlin alleged on Facebook: “Shoigu is out of the game, he may become disabled if he survives.

“He suddenly had a massive heart attack.

“He is in intensive care, connected to devices.



Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is reportedly in ‘intensive care’ after suffering a heart attack.

“Rumor has it that the heart attack could not have occurred from natural causes.”

There have been previous rumors about Shoigu’s heart problems, and also claims that he was out of sight because Putin ordered him to operate from a remote nuclear bunker in the Urals.

There have also been reports that Putin has put him on the sidelines of the invasion after Kremlin forces suffered heavy losses.



There have been claims that Putin put the Defense Minister on the sidelines of the invasion.
There have been claims that Putin put the Defense Minister on the sidelines of the invasion.

Shoigu was seen on April 13 on a video conference with Putin and other ministers about the development of the Arctic.

He wore a suit and took notes, evidently writing down Putin’s instructions.

He was not heard speaking.

However, there have been questions before about whether canned footage is sometimes used in these sessions when Putin is seen meeting remotely with ministers.

Nevzlin did not say when he directly believed Shoigu had a heart attack.

He claimed that the detained generals are all from “headquarters” rather than in the field in Ukraine – but gave no proof of such mass detention during the war in Ukraine.



There have been allegations that Shoigu's heart attack was not the result of natural causes.
There have been allegations that Shoigu’s heart attack was not the result of natural causes.

Nevzlin wrote: “Everything is clear here – the total embezzlement of funds for the preparation of [taking over the leadership of Ukraine].

“Since 2014, about $10 billion (USD) allocated by Putin for the preparation of the blitzkrieg has been stolen.”

A criminal case is also underway against long-serving ex-deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich, 50, Nevzlin claimed.



There are rumors he was ordered to operate from a remote nuclear bunker in the Urals by President Putin.
There are rumors he was ordered to operate from a remote nuclear bunker in the Urals by President Putin.

He added: “He is expected to testify against his colleagues and friends.

“Sources in the FSB say that if he does not make a deal with the investigation, he will be transferred to either the Matrosskaya Tishina or Lefortovo pre-trial detention centres.”

He also indicated that the man who “invented Putinism” – ideologist Vladislav Surkov – has been detained in Russia and is under house arrest.

Reports of this emerged yesterday and were seen as Putin turning on his inner circle amid a crisis in the war, and deep splits in the Kremlin.

He said: “Surkov under house arrest. This is the same case in which 20 generals were arrested.”

It involves the alleged disappearance of funds intended to pave the way for war and easily take Ukraine with the aid of compliant locals.

Nevzlin is a Russian-born Israeli businessman, investor, and philanthropist.

He held high-ranking positions at Group Menatep and its subsidiary, the Yukos Oil Company.

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