Russian state news has hastiy deleted footage of Putin after it showed what appeared to be "track marks from IVs [intravenous therapy]" on the back of the Putin’s hand.
Yeniavaz.com reports, that released video showed Putin firing a rifle before greeting soldiers. As he pats one of them on the shoulder, the marks are exposed on his right hand.
It comes as rumours continue to swirl that the Russian president is suffering from a rare cancer and Parkinson's - and travels with an entourage of medics.
A special correspondent for the Kyiv Post, Jason Jay Smart, posted the video on Twitter with some screenshots of Putin’s seemingly-injured hand.
Alongside the photos, he posted the following caption: "Videos released by Russian Government news show what could be track marks, from IVs, on the hand of Putin".