MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. US handlers are sending the Ukrainian army to the slaughter, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
"We are talking about the annihilation, with the means of the West and the hands of [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky, of the Ukrainian people. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on March 28 that calls for a ceasefire could be a cynical trap. But the supplies of weapons and the allocation of billions of dollars for military operations - is that not a cynical trap? That, apparently, is simply an effective trap from his perspective," the diplomat said at a news conference. "The Ukrainian army is essentially being sent to the slaughter by their handlers from Washington."
Zakharova said the "actions of the Ukrainian government and its backers are testimony that all the aims and objectives were rooted in reality and must be achieved."