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Hints of concern in the Kremlin about Putin's war against Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the security council in Moscow on Feb 21, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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LONDON - Andrey Rublev, the Russian tennis star ranked as the world's No. 7, surprised everyone when, after playing at the Dubai Tennis Championships earlier this week, turned to one of the TV cameras following him and wrote "No War Please" with a marker pen on the camera's lens.

It was a spontaneous gesture against the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.

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