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Vladimir Putin appears to have suffered an embarrassing PR blunder during a surprise visit to the occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Following the stage-managed tour, a video was released by the Kremlin that appears to show Russia‘s leader meeting with local residents.

However, in the propaganda clip, a woman can be heard shouting something along the lines of “It’s not true! Everything is for display!”

The shout was included in the video version released by the Kremlin press service and the Russian official news agency RIA Novosti.

This apparent heckle has sparked interest within Russian and Ukrainian Telegram groups, reports

It’s difficult to say precisely what the woman said, but after her outburst, Putin’s entourage was seen looking over their shoulders and gesticulating with one another.

Putin arrived in Mariupol late Saturday after visiting Crimea, southwest of Mariupol, to mark the ninth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation from Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday.

He was shown chatting with Mariupol residents and visiting an art school and a children’s centre in Sevastopol, Crimea.

Mariupol became a worldwide symbol of resistance after outgunned and outmanned Ukrainian forces held out in a steel mill there for nearly three months before Moscow finally took control of it in May. Much of the city was pounded to rubble by Russian shelling.

Putin has not commented on the arrest warrant, which deepened his international isolation despite the unlikelihood of him facing trial anytime soon.

The Kremlin, which does not recognize the authority of the ICC, has rejected its move as “legally null and void.”

The surprise trip also came ahead of a planned visit to Moscow by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, expected to provide a major diplomatic boost to Putin in his confrontation with the West.

Putin arrived in Mariupol by helicopter and then drove himself around the city’s “memorial sites,” concert hall and coastline.

Mykhailo Podolyak, chief of staff for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has heaped scorn on Putin’s trip to Mariupol.

He said: “The criminal is always drawn to the crime scene,

“While the countries of the civilized world are announcing the arrest of the ‘war director’ in the event of crossing the border, the organizer of the murders of thousands of Mariupol families came to admire the ruins of the city and mass graves.”

When Moscow fully captured the city in May, an estimated 100,000 people remained, out of a prewar population of 450,000.

Many were trapped without food, water, heat or electricity. Relentless bombardment left rows of shattered or hollowed-out buildings.