Putin

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Vladimir Putin has recently made a point of suggesting he is open to peace talks despite evidence to the contrary, with comments that have been dismissed by Kyiv and the West as a ruse at a time when the prospect of negotiations appears remote. ...
The war in Ukraine shows that when an autocrat ruling a once-great empire speaks in such terms, it is time to arm the targeted state to the teeth and dispense with all illusions.  ...
Two days before Pavel Antov fell out a window, a Russian businessman he was traveling with was also found dead, according to local reports. ...
Sausage multi-millionaire Pavel Antov (pictured), from the main pro-Putin party United Russia, had been on a trip to celebrate his upcoming 66th birthday. ...

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