The Ukrainian president welcomed this Friday the “significant results” of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the east of the country.President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed this Friday the “significant results” of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the east of the country, at a time when the strategic town of Lyman, controlled by the Russians, is partially surrounded by troops from kyiv. “We have significant results in the east of the country (…) Everyone has heard what is happening in Lyman, in the Donetsk region. These are steps that mean a lot to us”, he rejoiced in his daily address published on social networks. “We must free all our lands, and this will be the best proof that international law and human values cannot be violated by any terrorist state, however insolent, such as Russia”, he said, facing the camera, with drawn features. Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged that “the path of our country is diff here” but “clear” in his eyes: “It is the path to independence, territorial integrity, integration into the civilized world and social development”, he said facing a Russia which according to him is doomed only to “defeat, shame and condemnation”. “A deliberate and absolutely calculated murder” Earlier on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin formalized the annexation of four southern Ukrainian regions and from the east, partly or totally controlled by Moscow, a decision widely condemned by kyiv and its Western allies. absolutely calculated” by the Russian army. The pro-Russian occupation authorities in Zaporizhia have accused the Ukrainian forces of having fired on these vehicles to prevent civilians who were waiting from reaching the area under Russian control. “A this stage there are 30 dead”, confirmed Volodymyr Z elensky. The Ukrainian police had communicated the same figure a few minutes earlier.