THIS is the weird second Vladimir Putin spoke to ambassadors from 60 toes away.
It comes amid claims the paranoid tyrant, 70, is battling cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
He as a substitute spoke from the opposite facet of the gilded Alexander Corridor of the Grand Kremlin Palace within the capital some 60 toes away.
Putin’s distance demand is paying homage to his use of absurdly long tables for conferences.
Lynne Tracy, from the US, and Roland Galharague, representing the EU, have been amongst 17 new envoys on the ceremony, as have been the brand new ambassadors of NATO states Norway and Denmark.
Putin mentioned he couldn’t meet them in individual attributable to “sanitary restrictions”.
Talking from an enormous distance, Putin at the moment informed the brand new ambassadors: “We gained’t be capable of discuss in individual, however in the middle of your work, I’m certain this chance will come up repeatedly.”
Dmitry Peskov, his spokesman, made clear Putin didn’t intend a maintain separate ceremony with America’s first ever lady ambassador to Moscow.
On the finish of the ceremony, Putin mentioned: “Sadly our ceremony is coming to an finish as a result of sanitary restrictions are nonetheless in pressure…
“We won’t handle to talk nose to nose .
“However I’m certain we’ll have this opportunity a number of instances throughout your work right here.
“I’m wishing you all the perfect.”
And his ex-bodyguard Gleb Karakulov this week claimed Putin hides in bunkers to dodge assassination makes an attempt.
Karakulov, 35, additionally claimed the despot is “morally afraid” of dying of Covid.
He mentioned Putin changed into a recluse after turning into obsessive about securing his security – and being rattled by fears the West are bugging his calls.
The captain within the Federal Guard Service, referred to as the FGS or FSO, has fled Russia to security after dishing the dust on Putin‘s regime.
He branded the Russian President a “battle legal” and claimed he has brainwashed his minions to “worship him in each method”.
However as Putin tries to maintain a grip on his energy, Karakulov claims he’s additionally battling his personal inside demons in complete isolation.
He alleged that the warlord now opts to remain “in his bunker” slightly than make journeys like he used to – fuelling rumours that he send body doubles in his place.