Berlusconi reveals he’s ‘reconnected’ with Putin and received a ‘sweet’ letter from Russian leader

The pair exchanged vodka and ‘sweet letters’

Maryam Zakir-Hussain
Wednesday 19 October 2022 17:55 BST
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Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi has been caught boasting that he recently reconnected with Vladimir Putin after the pair exchanged gifts of vodka, wine and a “sweet” letter for the Russian leader’s recent birthday.

The former Italian premier revealed the inner details of his social calender to his centre-right Forza Italia MPs during a meeting this week in the lower Chamber of Deputies.

“I have reconnected with President Putin,” Italy’s LaPresse news agency reported the 86-year-old as saying.

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