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Who is Vladimir Putin?
Who is the Russian President, and what does he want with Ukraine? Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia, and has been the country's leader for more than 22 years.
He grew up in an area which is now St Petersburg. His political career began when he and his family moved to Moscow in 1996, and he quickly became an important political figure.
The BBC's Ros Atkins looks at Putin's life and his world view - and how they influence the decision he took this week.
Political strategist calling Sunak-backing MPs to win them over to Truss camp
Exclusive: Mark Fullbrook having ‘long conversations’ with high-profile potential switchers
Rail strikes: Britons face three more days of disruption from Thursday
Network Rail, several train firms, London Underground and London buses to be hit by latest action
Rwanda asylum policy passages must be revealed, judge rules
Lord Justice Lewis rules several passages must be disclosed to claimants before hearing to determine if policy is lawful
Two-thirds of UK families could be in fuel poverty by January, research finds
Estimated 45m people will struggle to pay energy bills this winter with predicted rises in price cap
‘Nobody is in charge’: Tory peer hits out at ministers over inflation
As rate reaches double digits, Stuart Rose calls lack of government action to shield households ‘horrifying’
UK inflation: which goods and services have risen in price and by how much?
From low-fat milk to ice-cream and clothing to recreation, how costs have soared
After UK inflation again outpaces forecasts, a 13% peak looks optimistic
Analysis: Rate has driven through 10% mark sooner than Bank of England and financial markets expected
Boris Johnson’s summer of fun: what has the PM been doing?
The prime minister is still in office but you could be forgiven for thinking he has already left
London mayor warns of rise in violence as cost of living crisis deepens
Exclusive: Sadiq Khan says economic difficulties threaten to undo progress made in tackling violent crime
UK inflation: Food costs push price rises to new 40-year high
Soaring food costs have pushed UK inflation into double digits for the first time since 1982, with prices continuing to rise at their fastest rate for more than 40 years.
Ryan Giggs denies headbutting ex and cries over night in cell
Ryan Giggs has denied headbutting his girlfriend, claimed she kicked him in the head, and cried in court as he described a night in a police cell as "the worst experience of my ...
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