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Latest news: Vladimir Putin

Putin wins Russian election with 88 per cent: exit poll

Voting on the last day of Russia's presidential election has been marked in part by protesters opposed to Vladimir Putin turning out at voting sites at noon.

Hundreds detained in Russia as country mourns Alexei Navalny

A prominent rights group says more than 400 people have been detained in Russia while paying tribute to opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin ‘on board’ jet in fatal crash

Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is listed as a passenger on a private jet which has crashed north of Moscow with no survivors, raising fears among his allies that he has been killed.

Vladimir Putin says rebels will face ‘inevitable punishment’

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to crush what he called an armed mutiny by mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, warning those who have taken up arms against the Russian military will face "inevitable punishment".

Wagner rebellion marks ‘most significant challenge’ to Russia

An armed rebellion by the Wagner mercenary group is "the most significant challenge to the Russian state" in recent times, UK defence officials say.

Kremlin critic jailed in Russia treason case for 25 years

Outspoken Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza has been jailed for a quarter of a century by a Moscow court, the harshest sentence of its kind since Russia invaded Ukraine, after it found him guilty of treason and other offences he denied.

Russian involvement in MH17 ‘conclusive’, ‘unequivocal’

The Australian government says Dutch prosecutors have provided conclusive evidence of Russia 's involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17.

Ukraine rejects Putin Christmas ceasefire call

Ukraine has dismissed as a trick a unilateral order by Russia for a 36-hour ceasefire, as US and German leaders say they are sending armoured fighting vehicles in a boost for the Kyiv government.

Vladimir Putin in Crimea amid attacks on Ukraine

Ukraine says Russia had destroyed homes in the south and knocked out power in the north in a new round of missile attacks as Russian President Vladimir Putin drove across a bridge to Crimea that was damaged by an attack in October.

Vladimir Putin blames West for war in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of dangerous times ahead and accused the West of playing a dirty geopolitical game in Ukraine.

Russian missile strikes across Ukraine ‘kill 11’

Russia has rained cruise missiles on busy Ukrainian cities in what the United States called "horrific strikes," killing civilians and knocking out power and heat with its most widespread air attacks since the start of the war.