Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assured Saturday that his army, which now controls the strategic town of Lyman, will take over "in the coming week" other towns in the Donetsk region, annexed on Friday by Russia.

"During the week, new Ukrainian flags flew over the Donbass", where the Donetsk region is located, Volodymyr Zelensky said in his daily address.

"There will be even more in the coming week."

The loss of Lyman, a strategic rail hub in the region, is a major setback for Moscow, which on Friday announced the annexation of Donetsk and three other Ukrainian regions to Russia.

“You will be killed one by one”

"They have already started attacking each other: they are looking for culprits, accusing generals of having failed..." Volodymyr Zelensky said of Russian government officials.

"This is the first alarm signal that should be heard at all levels of the Russian government."

Then he said, speaking of Russian President Vladimir Putin: "Until all of you solve the problem of who started it all, who started this senseless war against Ukraine, you will be killed one by one, becoming scapegoats, because you do not admit that this war is a historical mistake for Russia”.


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