almost a year Russia’s all-out war against Ukrainethe Kremlin got into a bizarre altercation with the Ukrainian leader. Vladimir Putin still alive
The controversy began when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the Davos audience that he was not entirely convinced that Russia’s leader was still alive.
“I don’t really know who to talk to about what. , I’m not really sure who’s making the decisions,” he said. Ukraine Pravda.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov immediately fought back without really addressing the state of the Russian leader.
“Obviously, Zelensky wants neither Russia nor Putin to exist. The sooner he realizes that Russia does and will exist, the better for countries like Ukraine.” said Peskov. comment Published by the Russian media.
Putin famously canceled his December year-end press conference for the first time in a decade, as well as his traditional address to the Bundestag. President Zelensky was widely ridiculed on social media for attending various conferences and major events via video link from his bunker despite being on the front lines and in the most dangerous places. It has been.
While Putin visited St. Petersburg this week and made public appearances at several events, the Kremlin was immersed in ice water on Thursday as Russia’s leader celebrated the Epiphany, the feast of Orthodox Christians. , fueling further suspicions about Putin’s health. In line with his yearly tradition—but said no one saw evidence that he did.
“No photos or videos this time. We inform you that he followed his traditions,” said Peskov. Said.
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