Vladimir Putin turns 70 as Ukrainian troops take back territory – Channel 4 News

President Putin has been given a tractor for his 70th birthday.

The gift came from fellow despot Alexander Lukashenko – leader of neighboring Belarus.

But while the gift was appropriately Stalinist, President Putin’s efforts to restore Russia to what he sees as Soviet-era glory are going badly.

Ukrainian troops continued to recapture territory overnight as European leaders met in Prague in a show of unity – albeit with tensions over energy prices behind the scenes.

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