Wednesday 25 May 2022 07:55 PM Putin visits injured soldiers for the first time as he puts on charm offensive ... trends now

Wednesday 25 May 2022 07:55 PM Putin visits injured soldiers for the first time as he puts on charm offensive ... trends now
Wednesday 25 May 2022 07:55 PM Putin visits injured soldiers for the first time as he puts on charm offensive ... trends now

Wednesday 25 May 2022 07:55 PM Putin visits injured soldiers for the first time as he puts on charm offensive ... trends now

Putin visits injured soldiers for the first time as he puts on charm offensive in Russia amid economic fallout from his war in Ukraine The Russian dictator visited soldiers wounded in Ukraine for the first time He made small talk with the injured soldiers in a Moscow hospital today It comes as Putin launches a PR offensive as sanctions bite for ordinary Russians

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Vladimir Putin has visited injured Russian soldiers for the first time - as he launched a new PR offensive to win support for the failing Ukraine war effort.

In a Moscow hospital, the Russian dictator visited two soldiers who had been in Ukraine. 

Clad in a white coat, Putin made small talk with the two soldiers briefly while surrounded by their doctors.

After asking them where they were from, the dictator told both men that 'everything will be alright' as they admitted their families had not seen them. 

Putin made small talk with the two soldiers briefly about their families across Russia

Putin made small talk with the two soldiers briefly about their families across Russia

The PR move comes as the Russian president ordered 10 per cent rises in pensions and the minimum wage on Wednesday to cushion Russians from inflation

The PR move comes as the Russian president ordered 10 per cent rises in pensions and the minimum wage on Wednesday to cushion Russians from inflation

The PR move comes as the Russian president ordered 10 per cent rises in pensions and the minimum wage on Wednesday to cushion Russians from inflation.

Despite doing this, he still denied the country's economic problems were all linked to the war in Ukraine.

With annual inflation near 18 per cent last month, the Kremlin leader acknowledged that 2022 would be a 'difficult' year for the Russian economy.

'When I say 'difficult', it doesn't mean all these difficulties are connected to the special military operation,' Putin told a televised meeting of the State Council in Moscow.

'Because in countries that aren't conducting any

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