No, not his medical officer (the US seems to be giving him something of a clean bill of health just now, despite the shakes and the dreadful steroid-y appearance of May). In between posts on UK nuclear power plants, here we refer to a detail of the way Putin is conducting his operations, military and 'civil'.
Exhibit A: Odessa and the grain deal
No sooner has Russia signed the grain export deal, it bombards Odessa, the very port in question.
Exhibit B: Nord Stream 1
Despite much nervousness on the subject, gas deliveries from Nord Stream (1) did indeed recommence last Friday after its routine summer maintenance - albeit at the level of only 40% of capacity (despite demand for 100%), just as had been the case for several weeks before the maintenance, on a pretext the Germans and many independent sources insist is spurious. Two days later, this flow is reduced to 20% on an even more spurious pretext.
There's a pattern here. Make a modest conciliatory gesture, followed immediately by a punch in the face. Proves who's boss. кто кого? Don't imagine we ever take any of our options off the table: we reserve our rights to do Absolutely Anything.
I imagine they taught this stuff at KGB interrogation school.