Russia-Ukraine war live: west criticises Putin’s election win as ‘another breach of international law’


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04.46 EDT Western leaders denounce Putin’s 'illegitimate' election win Western leaders have denounced what they have described as a sham Russian election, in which Vladimir Putin won a fifth term as Russian president by a landslide of about 87%, according to exit polls. Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, dismissed the result as illegitimate. “Everyone in the world understands that this person, like many others throughout history, has become sick with power and will stop at nothing to rule forever,” he said. “There is no evil he would not do to maintain his personal power. And no one in the world would...