Hmmm: Putin sporting black eye

Mr Putin arrived for his talks with Ukrainian leaders in a “bad mood” and with “something like a big bruise on his left cheekbone”, according to Ukrainian television channel TCH.

“He also had on his face a very noticeable swelling… badly covered up with make-up,” it added.

According to the Associated Press news agency, the news conference in Kiev was cut short and a planned dinner was cancelled.