Debunk: Did Putin kiss Xi JinPing’s hand and did he send a body double to Mariupol?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been at the centre of fake news and bizarre conspiracy theories circulating on social media this week.  The Russian leader received his Chinese counterpart Xi JinPing in Moscow on Monday. But one particular photo of the two men gave rise to various reactions and interpretations on social media. Viewed by millions … Read more

‘Its all lies’: Putin reportedly heckled by woman during Mariupol trip

Vladimir Putin was reportedly heckled during a visit to Mariupol over the weekend, a video circulating on social media purports to show.  In the clip, which has been widely shared online, a woman can be heard shouting “its all lies, its all for show” in the direction of the Russian president as he meets with … Read more

Putin in Mariupol: Russian leader visits occupied Ukrainian city

Russian state media has reported that President Vladimir Putin paid a surprise visit to Mariupol, a Ukrainian port city captured by Russian forces after they pounded much of it to ruins. In an official video the Russian president can be seen driving a car through streets at night and visiting various locations. It is understood … Read more

Putin Visits Mariupol in First Trip to Occupied Territory

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise trip to Mariupol, the Kremlin said Sunday, his first visit to territory captured from Ukraine since the start of Moscow’s invasion. Just hours after Putin visited Crimea to mark the ninth anniversary of the peninsula’s annexation, video distributed by the Kremlin showed him landing by helicopter in Mariupol, … Read more

Russian President Putin Visits Occupied City Of Mariupol

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited the occupied port city of Mariupol, Russian state news agencies reported Sunday, his first trip to the Ukrainian territory that Moscow illegally annexed in September. Earlier, on Saturday, Putin traveled to Crimea, a short distance southwest of Mariupol, to mark the ninth anniversary of the … Read more

Provocative Putin makes surprise trip to occupied Mariupol – POLITICO

A provocative Vladimir Putin made a surprise weekend visit to Russian occupied Mariupol, one of the symbols of Ukrainian resistance. Mariupol, a port city on the Sea of Azov, is located in Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast and this is the Russian president’s first trip in the region since the start of his war against Ukraine in … Read more

Defiant Putin visits occupied Mariupol, symbol of Ukrainian resistance

CNN  —  Vladimir Putin has visited Russian-occupied Mariupol, in an apparently defiant move reported by the Kremlin just days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for him. Putin was flown into Mariupol by helicopter and toured districts around the city in a car, footage released by Russian authorities showed. The Russian president … Read more