Someone is lying.
I am an American so I tend to believe Robert Kraft over Vladimir Putin, but I wish there was video of the incident.
A spokesman for Putin, however, told CNN on Sunday that the ring was definitely given as a gift.
“What Mr. Kraft is saying now is weird,” Dmitry Peskov told CNN. “I was standing 20 centimeters away from him and Mr. Putin and saw and heard how Mr. Kraft gave this ring as a gift.”