Danish military intelligence suggests drug-induced megalomania may have influenced Putin to invade Ukraine

The Russian president Vladimir Putin was likely influenced by medication when he decided to launch a war in Ukraine. In an interview with Berlingske, the head of Russia analysis at FE, the Danish Defence Intelligence Service, provides some rare insights into what we currently know about Putin – and what may eventually lead him to lose power.

Delusions of grandeur and a moon-shaped face are two of the side effects of the hormone treatment for certain forms of cancer. The Danish Defense Intelligence Service, FE, believes that Putin was experiencing both side effects around the time that the war in Ukraine started. This image is from December 2021 when the war was brewing. Fold sammen
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