"Information leaks before last summer's counteroffensive helped Russia prepare its defenses," Zelensky said.

According to The Economist, Zelensky showed irritation and anger during his interview and drummed his fingers on the table.

In addition, Zelensky said that the Ukrainians were engaged in domestic politics to the detriment of the counteroffensive.

Earlier, the Financial Times wrote that the words of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny about the deadlock on the battlefield angered Volodymyr Zelensky.

In November, Zaluzhny said that the Ukrainian conflict had reached a dead end, and therefore the Armed Forces of Ukraine would not be able to achieve a breakthrough.