Vladimir Putin wins race to become first world leader to congratulate Charles III on becoming king


Vladimir Putin, pictured, at the opening of the new International Center for Box and Sambo on Friday congratulated Charles III on becoming King - Getty Images

Vladimir Putin, pictured, at the opening of the new International Center for Box and Sambo on Friday congratulated Charles III on becoming King – Getty Images

Vladimir Putin was the first world leader to give a congratulatory address On the formal accession of Charles III On the throne – even though the new king once compared the Russian president to Adolf Hitler.

In a short message, Putin sent “heartfelt congratulations” from the Kremlin to King Charles.

“I wish Your Majesty the best of luck, good health and happiness.

Russia is be involved in a proxy war with Britain Western powers since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February.

On Saturday, the Council of Accession, led by Penny Mordaunt, met at St James’s Palace, formally recognized Charles as King of England – He succeeds his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at the age of 96.

Putin and King Charles have met several times, including in 2003 when the Russian leader made an official visit to Britain.

In 2014, during a visit to Nova Scotia, Canada, as the Prince of Wales, the King was reported to have told Jewish refugees: Putin acted like Hitler After annexing Crimea from Ukraine and invading the eastern Donbass region. The comments sparked major diplomatic controversy.

this year the king Criticizes Russia’s ‘brutal aggression’ He said the February invasion of Ukraine was an attack on democracy.

Putin is one of the world’s longest-serving leaders.Although he has been in power since his 2000, his attacks on Ukraine Turned him and Russia into pariahs.

He also Growing criticism from within that too. As Russian troops withdraw along Ukraine’s northern front, Russian analysts who normally support the Kremlin’s doctrine and strategy are beginning to question its tactics and capabilities.

They also said the Ukrainian forces that pushed back the Russian soldiers were being trained in Britain.

But Putin seemed unconcerned about the recent battlefield defeat during a series of media events celebrating the city of Moscow’s National Day on Saturday.

He voted online in local elections, opened a new wrestling school, and a new Ferris wheel called the Sun of Moscow.

The Son of Moscow is currently Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, 5 meters higher than the London Eye.