Vladimir Putin looks drained with ‘weariness’ amid war failings, says expert

Vladimir Putin looks “puffy” with physical signs of “weariness” as his brutal war in Ukraine continues to stall amid Russian military failures, claims a body language expert.

The bonkers Russian dictator was seen leaning with his hands on a table as he spoke to a Security Council meeting earlier today (May 20).

Reports coming from Ukraine following his country’s bloody invasion haven’t been good for the former-KGB agent, with his top generals reportedly starting to plan for a loss in eastern Europe after heavy casualities.

Putin’s health has also been called into question with top officials in the Kremlin considering ousting their leader.

Body language expert Judi James told The Mirror that he looked drained in his latest appearance.

She explained: “His body pose suggests lowered energy levels. He is leaning onto his forearms which are both placed on the table.

"This is a common pose in boardrooms but when we look at Putin’s hands the flesh looks splayed out slightly on the table, suggesting a heavy lean.”

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Earlier reports speculated over the president’s “serious” health issues with claims he has blood cancer and Parkinson's disease.

Ms James continued to say she thinks that his face looks "more evenly puffy" but admitted that could be created by "lighting".

She said: "The suggestion of low energy levels seems to be emphasised when he appears to try to realign his posture at one point, leaning back in a stretch and pulling his elbow in as though trying to take a more upright position.

"His left elbow performs a small pumping movement in towards his ribs at this point which could be a sign he’s re-booting his power and energy signals.

"This doesn’t look like a man totally on the ropes but some of the subtler signals hint at possible weariness."

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