Vladimir Putin


People hold placards reading 'Russians stop maniac Putin!', 'Putin... News PhotoConflict,Holding,Horizontal,Odessa - Ukraine,People,Placard,Ukraine,Vladimir PutinPhotographer Collection: AFP People hold placards reading 'Russians stop maniac Putin!', 'Putin you are drunk. Go home!', 'Putin go home!' and 'My brother is Cain' during a protest against the Russian president in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on August 30, 2014. The European Union readied a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia, with warnings that the escalating conflict in Ukraine was putting all of Europe at risk. Fears of a wider confrontation spiralled after NATO said Russia sent troops and weapons across the border to help pro-Kremlin rebels in a new counter-offensive that has seen key towns in the southeast wrested from Kiev's control. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXEY KRAVTSOV (Photo credit should read ALEXEY KRAVTSOV/AFP/Getty Images)