Movie director Oliver Stone says that Vladimir Putin had cancer but that he is now cured, as the speculation into Putin’s health is starting to grow each day.
Oliver Stone, an Oscar Winner movie director interviewed Vladimir Putin for two years between 2015 – 2017 and again in 2019. He gave an interview for Lex Fridman Podcast at the beginning of this week and made multiple revealings about Russia president Vladimir Putin.
Oliver Stone’s revealings come after the New Lines reported at the beginning of this month that a Russian Oligarch, who’s name was not disclosed, was recorded saying that Vladimir Putin has blood cancer and that he is very sick.
New Lines quotes investigator Christo Grozev who said that in March, FSB officers – the main security agency of Russia – received a memo meant to shatter the rumors about Vladimir Putin’s health.
Asked about why he thinks Putin invaded Ukraine, Oliver Stone said ” Maybe he lost touch with reality and people”.
Oliver Stone also said that Putin appears to lack information. Stone also says that he can only speculate but added that he thinks Vladimir Putin has not evaluated the whole Ukraine situation very well.
Oliver Stone, who was always a fierce critic of the United States foreign policy said that he believes there was a propaganda wall as he has seen in the West, including France and England, about the invasion of Ukraine.
Asked about what he and Putin would talk about right now in an interview, Oliver Stone said that he would ask Vladimir Putin what he thought about one day before the invasion of Ukraine.
Oliver Stone received approval to record multiple interviews with Vladimir Putin for two years for “Putin’s Interviews”, a four episodes documentary that was released in 2017. Oliver Stone also conducted an interview with Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in 2019.