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'Adolf Putin': Images of Russian president looking like Adolf Hitler pop up as protests against invasion of Ukraine quickly spread

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As protests and pushback against Russia's invasion of Ukraine are picking up steam in a growing number of nations, the Daily Mail reported that images of Russian President Vladimir Putin looking like Adolf Hitler are popping up all over the place — and that even "Adolf Putin" graffiti has been scrawled on Russian buildings.

Here are a few other "Adolf Putin" examples from around the globe:

A man holding a banner reading "Stop Russian Aggressor, Adolf Putin, Hands Off Ukraine" takes part in a second rally to support Ukraine following attacks received from Russia, at the Plaza de la Cruz Roja in Murcia, Spain, Feb. 25, 2022. Photo By Edu Botella/Europa Press via Getty Images

A man holds a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin looking like Adolf Hitler during a rally for Ukraine in front of Ukraine's embassy to Romania in Bucharest, Feb. 24, 2022.Photo by DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP via Getty Images

Demonstrators gather with the Ukrainian flag and various placards, one of them reading "Stop Russian Aggressor Adolf Putin, Hands Off Ukraine" to protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in front of the Russian embassy in Oslo, Norway, Feb. 24, 2022.Photo by HEIKO JUNGE/NTB/AFP via Getty Images

What are the details?

The outlet noted that the the "Adolf Putin" epithet was written on a wall in Putin's hometown of St. Petersburg as demonstrators have demanded the Russian president end the escalating invasion of Ukraine.

Demonstrators also have taken to the streets of Moscow:

Protests against Russia's invasion also broke out in New York City, as demonstrators held signs showing Putin's face adorned with a blood-stained hand:

Similar sentiments were expressed by protesters in Washington, D.C.:

What else?

A European Union spokesman said Friday that Putin's actions are comparable to the Nazis' in World War II, the Daily Mail noted.

"He is talking about de-Nazifying Ukraine, but he behaves like Nazis," Peter Stano told reporters in Brussels, the outlet said. "So this is all in his head."

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appeared to blast President Joe Biden and others in an early Friday morning video, saying that Ukraine has been "left alone" to defend itself against invading Russian forces while Biden watches "from a distance."

Russian troops moved into Ukraine's capital city Kyiv on Friday, as officials urged residents to stay indoors and "prepare Molotov cocktails" to defend against the advancing enemy force, the New York Times reported.

While Ukraine claimed Putin suffered significant losses, including a missile strike at military base in Russia, other video showed a Ukrainian plane shot down over Kyiv.

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