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Russian President Vladimir Putin declined to describe his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky's character at a press conference on Thursday.

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The Russian president said he considered it wrong, adding he tried not to give an estimation of his counterparts' personal characteristics.

Yet, Putin says Zelensky must be an outstanding person to have won the presidential elections in Ukraine.

On Thursday, December 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving an annual news conference.