Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu appeared tense and bushed arsenic helium was contiguous shown connected TV chairing a gathering arsenic the Kremlin sought to dispel swirling rumours that helium had suffered a bosom attack.
The wax-faced 66-year-old service general, whose dependable was unsmooth and raspy, was speechmaking from notes successful an evident situation league to get much currency for his disastrous warfare from the Finance Ministry.
There was nary contiguous impervious of erstwhile the televised Shoigu league broadcast took place, though it intelligibly referred to the 'special subject operation' - Kremlin-speak for the warfare - underway successful Ukraine.
Russian defence curate Sergei Shoigu (pictured) appeared tense and bushed arsenic helium was contiguous shown connected TV chairing a meeting
There is besides speculation that Shoigu had sought to resign astatine the commencement of the warfare - similar different members of Vladimir Putin's interior ellipse - but that his plea was rejected by the strongman.
The defence curate told subject officials aft a league with the concern ministry that it was indispensable to support up the gait of weapons deliveries to troops.
The erstwhile definite quality of Shoigu was connected 11 March, though the Russians accidental helium attended a video league with Vladimir Putin connected 24 March.
There is speculation that Shoigu (left) sought to resign astatine the commencement of the warfare but that his plea was rejected by the strongman (right)
Sceptics believed this was a fake with Shoigu's look connected the surface but apt not successful information successful attendance.
Ukrainian authorities advisor Anton Gerashchenko connected Friday seized connected speculation successful Moscow that Shoigu had suffered either bosom problems oregon an existent bosom attack.