Putin seen by doctors for chest pains and coughing as nuke TV address delayed

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The reason for the more than 12-hour delay in Vladimir Putin's sobering speech about possible nuclear war has been revealed.

The Russian president was due to give his speech – in which he called for partial mobilisation of his people and said he was "not bluffing" – last night (September 20) at around 6pm.

But it was constantly pushed back and delayed to the point where it was later announced it would not go ahead until around 7am UK time today, following concern from Putin's top officials that mobilisation was not the best way forward.

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And according to sources on the ground, it was pushed back even further because doctors were called to Putin behind the scenes amid the recording for the shock TV broadcast.

His top political and security officials reportedly “met the president's mobilisation decision without enthusiasm”.

Putin – 70 next month – was informed of this by his security council secretary Nikolai Patrushev, said General SVR Telegram channel which had predicted the mobilisation move by the warmonger president.

“Shutting himself down to write the text of the appeal, Putin lingered by the time the recording began,” claimed the channel.

“When the president came out and preparations for filming began, he began to cough frequently.

“Several attempts to start recording an appeal were frustrated due to coughing.

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“After the fourth unsuccessful attempt to record an appeal, doctors were called to the president, to whom Putin also complained of chest pains.

“The doctors advised to postpone the shooting and leave with them for examination, which was done.

“There is an opinion of people from the president's inner circle that Putin feigned a health problem in order to reschedule filming and rethink his decision-making."

Three key figures threatened to resign last night over his mobilisation decision, leading to a 13-hour delay in his televised address to Russians.

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They include respected Elvira Nabiullina, head of the Russian central bank who has been crucial to keeping the economy afloat amid Western sanctions, it is claimed.

One account said of his mobilisation move: “Putin was informed about the unrest in the elites and ‘quiet panic’ in most of the establishment."

The TV appeal on mobilisation was then recorded with Putin who will now privately confront Nabiullina – who would be a major loss if she quit.

Two other top officials who reportedly threatened to resign were not named.

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