Zelensky's remarks came in a video statement released late on Saturday. "Today the world saw that Russia's rulers do not control anything - absolutely nothing," the Ukrainian president said, describing the situation as "total chaos and lack of any predictability" on Russian soil. The Interfax-Ukraine news agency widely reported the statement.
The Ukrainian president further criticized the Kremlin, suggesting that despite their ability to employ terror tactics, they have failed to establish even a fraction of the necessary control.
Zelensky added that during the past 24 hours, the Russian government has inadvertently demonstrated to "Russian bandits, mercenaries, oligarchs, and everyone else" how easily Russian cities can be occupied with substantial arsenals of weapons.