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Putin thanks Russians for voting, troops fighting in Ukraine

Published March 19,2024
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday thanked Russians for voting and backing him an election he was set to win in a landslide.

"I want to thank the citizens of Russia... who came to the polling stations and voted," Putin said after exit polls and early results showed him on track to secure 87 percent.

As the offensive in Ukraine entered its third year, he expressed "special words of gratitude to our soldiers... who fulfil the most important task of protecting our people".