Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky has put out a statement commenting on the day’s events.
He said: “Today is a day when there definitely should be no silence. And we definitely need leadership. Today the world saw that the bosses of Russia do not control anything. Nothing at all. Complete chaos. Complete absence of any predictability. And it is happening on Russian territory, which is fully loaded with weapons.”
Zelensky added that today, “all Russian bandits, mercenaries and oligarchs” saw how easy it was to “capture Russian cities”.
He once again urged Western partners to support Ukraine and to help it “protect Europe” with planes and weapons.
Then, switching from Ukrainian to Russian, he said: “The man from the Kremlin is obviously very afraid and probably hiding somewhere, not showing himself. I am sure that he is no longer in Moscow.”
“He knows what he is afraid of because he himself created this threat. All evil, all losses, all hatred – it is he who spreads it.”