Vladimir Putin was filmed walking with a 'visible limp' at an Iranian airport on Tuesday.
According to foreign media, the Telegraph reports, the footage shows the Russian president arriving in the Middle Eastern country for his second trip abroad since he started the aggression in Ukraine at the end of February.
His appearance has once again fueled rumors about his health, which have overshadowed reports of his upcoming meetings with Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Video of #Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the ground in #Iran today and getting into his limo.
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"Putin appeared unsteady and could be seen staggering down the plane's stairs with his right arm hanging tightly by his side," writes British media outlet Metro.
His arrival in Tehran came after months of speculation about his alleged diagnosis of cancer and Parkinson's disease.
Footage from interviews and public appearances has also shown him holding onto tables and chairs for support and looking bloated and bloated.
And surrounded by security guards at the Iranian airport, Putin briefly waved to the crowds before leaving in his presidential motorcade.