VLADIMIR Putin is a bullying narcissistic liar who cannot be trusted – according to an assessment by his own spies.
Leaked documents reveal a shocking internal FSB assessment of the Russian tyrant as he continues to wage his doomed war in Ukraine.
FSB insiders derided Vlad as having “narcissistic disorders, possibly due to childhood complexes”.
They claimed he surrounds himself with people like those who used to bully him as a child.
And warped tyrant gets off on being able to order these types of people around as he lusts for power.
Putin also cannot be trusted as he often lies – and doesn’t take any responsibility or feel any guilt for his actions.
Russian human rights organisation Gulagu provided The Sun Online with access to the mole who is working against Mad Vlad.
Exiled activist Vladimir Osechkin shared the FSB insider emails with us – revealing a damning look at how the Russian secret service really views the man in the Kremlin.
The source goes by the name Wind of Change and has been in regular contact with the Gulagu.
The personality assessment of 70-year-old Putin comes as the insider evaluated him as if he were a potential recruit for the FSB.
The insider says Putin’s personality defects can all be traced back to his childhood – with his nature showing he is trying “overcome” trauma.
Putin has “rejected family life” with “no information about his parents, secrecy around his children and his own personal life”.
Wind of Change then goes on to describe how Putin’s cronies are people he can push around – just like he had been as a child as he grew up in Leningrad (now St Petersburg).
“He tries to surround himself with the type of people whom he respected/feared in his childhood psycho type, over whom he now has power,” the agent said, in an email seen by The Sun Online.
The emails are believed to originally be the work of one FSB officer but it’s thought several now contribute to the emails.
They have been translated into English by Igor Sushko, a US citizen of Ukrainian origin, who has been working with Gulagu.
According to Wind of Change, Putin has a strong “psychological resistance of personal responsibility for difficult decisions”.
That leads “to a mechanism for denying his own guilt/responsibility – even to himself”.
Many people think he’s crazy but I think he’s calculating and knows the outcomes of his actions
Putin “does not guarantee anything to anyone by saying ‘yes’, because to guarantee is to take responsibility”.
Vlad will also try to “delegate” to his inner circle so he can pass the buck – just as we are seeing in Ukraine with a rotating cast of top Russian generals being given control of a failing war.
Putin’s future is now believed to be tied to his success or failure in Ukraine.
Russia expected to be welcomed as conquering liberators when they staged their invasion nearly one year ago on February 24.
But instead of flags and cheering crowns, they were met with gunfire and brave resistance.
Vlad is believed to be desperate to try and achieve something in Ukraine – especially with the anniversary so close.
Kyiv intelligence has confirmed they expect a massive new attack sometime in the next week.
It is believed that if Putin continues to fail in the war, his regime could collapse.
Aubrey Immelman, from the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University has researched Putin’s personality.
And he agrees with the assessment laid out by Wind of Change.
“I can confirm that narcissism is one of Putin’s primary personality patterns,” he told The Sun Online.
He said “based on Putin’s narcissism” that even if Russia is defeated in the war, he will continue to somehow believe what he’s done is right.
“Based in the narcissistic aspect of Putin’s personality, I believe it is possible, at least to a degree, that he views himself to be the only person who can shape Russia’s destiny,” he said.
Putin was an officer in the KGB, the security service of the former Soviet Union, and was briefly director of the FSB.
Gary Tabach, a former chief of staff at NATO’s mission in Moscow, told The Sun Online that in his assessment Putin is a “paranoid psychopath”.
“Anybody who joined the KGB in the 1970s was a sadist who wanted to have power over people’s lives and the law didn’t apply to the KGB.
“If you want to join the KGB then you’re a bad guy.”
Russian-born Tabach went on to serve as an officer in the US Navy and observed Putin first-hand.
“Many people think he’s crazy but I think he’s calculating and knows the outcomes of his actions.
“He’s cold and calculating compared to other Russian leaders.”
He said the power of being the unchallenged leader of Russia has “become a drug” for Putin.
“The longer you’re addicted to it, the harder it is to get off it.”
Charles Dunst, author of ‘Defeating the Dictators: How Democracy Can Prevail in the Age of the Strongman’ said Putin surrounds himself with officials who won’t challenge his authority.
“Like the leaders of other one-man regimes throughout history, Putin seems to have surrounded himself with “yes men” afraid to challenge him,” he said.
“Or even tell him the truth when doing so is difficult, as well as with fairly incompetent officials who pose no challenge to his control of Russia.”
In the assessment of Putin, Wind of Change also touches on the tyrant’s obsession with the occult.
Experts have claimed he has an occult obsession which ranges from mind reading to blood rituals.
The paranoid and reportedly increasingly ill leader is claimed to swear by the ramblings of a psychic whose “mind readings” have taken the world to the brink of nuclear armageddon.
“There are serious discussions about how Putin is lately absorbed by finding ‘mystical meanings’. From numerology to the shamans somewhere up north.”
It comes as rumours have swirled for months about the 70-year-old Russian leader’s reportedly failing health – fuelled by his bloated face and trembling legs.
Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6, recently said that there is clearly “something wrong with him” – and the most likely explanation is a diagnosis of Parkinson’s.
And it came after bombshell spy documents leaked to The Sun Online appeared to confirm he has pancreatic cancer and early-stage Parkinson’s disease.