|Big boss: lots of phones ...|
It's also interesting to look at the body language, the delivery and the props etc.
Firstly, though he's still clearly very nervous indeed, Putin didn't look as ill as he did earlier in the year - though our own dear Queen died only two days after looking quite perky with Boris and Truss, so that doesn't betoken much.
Secondly, the way he emphasised, very earnestly and very quickly, that his new mobilisation is only 'partial', is a huge sign of weakness; as of course is "this is not a bluff" - akin to when you hear a parent shouting "stop that - and I mean it!" to a kid.
Thirdly, I laughed out loud when I saw his bank of phones, carefully in camera-shot to prove how important he is. That's truly Russian, too. You realise he'll have a full-size office-grade photocopier by his desk, too? See this old story of mine from my Moscow days ...
All very scary. We try, but we still don't really understand these people.