Lisa Haseldine Lisa Haseldine

Putin’s house of mirrors

The Russian President's latest speech was full of lies and untruths

Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty images)

If there is one thing we have learnt since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in February, it is that very little he says bears any relation to the truth. For nearly a year, the Russian President has been constructing his own house of mirrors: his rhetoric gives no indication of what is fact or fiction, bluff or candour, hard truth or hot air.

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