Follow live the latest news on the war in Ukraine.
Russian authorities have accused Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski of being responsible for the destruction of the country, a consequence, they say, of the counteroffensive launched by Kiev to expel Russian troops from cities such as Kharkov.
“Zelensky’s counteroffensive backfired in Ukraine (…) He destroyed both the country and the people entrusted to him,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.
In a post shared on her Telegram channel, the Russian diplomacy spokeswoman has criticized the Ukrainian head of state for making use of the “bloody wild card” of the United States to carry out his attempts at reconquest.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces have been carrying out since the last few days a counter-offensive in the northeast of the country, thus liberating territory where Russia used to be. In fact, Zelenski has even warned the Russian troops that they only have the option of “fleeing or surrendering”.