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Putin is frustrated, lashing out at his inner circle, report says

US officials tell NBC that Putin is getting frustrated by his military’s slow progress in Ukraine and may double down on his attack.

US intelligence says Putin is lashing out at subordinates and his inner circle in bursts of anger.

The outbursts are unusual for Putin, who usually controls his emotions, the report says.

One diplomat tells NBC that Putin is increasingly isolated and getting bad information.

“We don’t believe he has a realistic understanding of what’s going on,” the diplomat says.

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