Vladimir Putin

Even though there's almost certainly only going to be one winner.... Putin.
The Russian president tried to scare the West again in another mystifying interview.
That spiky comment followed new British sanctions over Alexei Navalny's death.
It came after Pope Francis urged Kyiv to have the courage of the "white flag".
It sparked speculation of a rift between the two prominent opponents to Putin's regime.
It follows widespread accusations that the Kremlin was involved in his death.
Dmitry Medvedev said the concept of Ukrainian independence "needs to disappear forever."
Western leaders have widely blamed Putin for the sudden death of his most prominent critic.
The crowd lining the streets in Moscow chanted "no to the war" in defiance of the Russian president.