The Russian President met Sergey Chemezov, the top of state-owned defence firm Rostec, on Wednesday. A clip broadcast on Russian state TV confirmed Putin holding the desk with one hand throughout the assembly, whereas he clears his throat a number of occasions.
It comes amid questions over the Russian chief’s well being in latest months.
Up to now, Putin has tried to mission a strongman picture with photos launched of the bare-chested Russian President fishing and horse using.
He fuelled hypothesis over his well being when he was seen with a blanket on his lap throughout Victory Day celebrations in Moscow earlier this month.
Journalist John Sweeney, who has been reporting from Ukraine, tweeted: “Vladimir Putin – a blanket on his knees, his cheeks full, a hamster filled with steroids – cuts a weak and enfeebled determine as Russian Military rolls previous the Kremlin.
“No declaration of huge battle; no call-up; no Basic Gerasimov. Hear: you’ll be able to hear the knives being sharpened.”
Former head of the British Military Lord Dannatt stated Putin seemed “puffy” and didn’t look like “transferring freely”.
Lord Dannatt advised Sky Information: “I used to be actually simply commenting on how President Putin seemed.
“He would not appear to be transferring as freely and as simply as one has seen him do to prior to now.
“I believe we have all commented that, truly, he seemed fairly puffy across the face.
“I do not understand how nicely or how unwell he’s, there’s folks circulating rumours he is acquired most cancers of some kind. I do not know.
“But when he goes beneath a bus, metaphorically or realistically, will the substitute be any higher?”
It comes after Putin launched his brutal invasion of Ukraine in February.
Moscow has been pressured to modify the main focus of its offensive to the jap area of the Donbas – which was already part-held by pro-Moscow separatists – after their advance on Kyiv was pushed again.
Within the newest blow to Putin, Finland and Sweden have utilized to hitch the Nato navy alliance.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated: “That is an historic day for our alliance and the world.
“Not way back no person would have predicted this step, however Putin’s appalling ambitions have reworked the geopolitical contours of our continent.
“I stay up for welcoming Finland and Sweden into the NATO household very quickly.”