Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine's Military Intelligence, says Putin is terminally ill and close to death.
Budanov claims Putin's death will bring a transfer of power to a Kremlin crony.
Rumors of Putin's poor health sparked by canceled trips and events.
Telegram channel cites Putin's doctors recommending rest due to significant deterioration.
Putin has reportedly suffered dizziness, headaches, and consciousness issues.
No evidence was provided for Budanov's terminal illness claims.
Budanov hopes Putin's death will end the war in Ukraine.
Budanov claims Ukraine's intelligence sources close to Putin confirm the terminal illness.
Putin canceled the trip to Pskov due to "unfavourable flying conditions."
Visit to the tank plant, and annual appearance at government meetings was also canceled.
Putin refused to hold a traditional end-of-year press conference.