Ukrainian resident tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that Putin can 'go f*** himself'

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By Carina Murphy

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A Ukrainian man had a blunt message for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The man was interviewed by CNN's Anderson Cooper, during a segment in which the news reporter spoke to citizens in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, preparing to defend their country against Russian invaders.

In the clip, Cooper spoke to a construction worker who is making military equipment to ship to Ukrainian troops.

The man explained to Cooper how he left his day-to-day job to help produce spike strips, flak jackets, and camouflage nets when Russia launched their military invasion last week.

"We're continuing sending them to our guys throughout the day," the worker said, before explaining that they were also stockpiling medicine and groceries for the armed forces.

Cooper went on to ask him if there was anything he would like to say to the Russian president, asking: "Do you have a message for Vladimir Putin? What is it?"

The man replied in Ukrainian, with CNN dubbing over his response: "What would I tell him? I would tell him he can go f*** himself."

Earlier in the segment, Cooper met with other Ukrainians involved in the resistance fight, including a Lviv brewery worker who explained how they had made over 2,000 Molotov cocktails using the empty bottles from an 'anti-Putin' beer brand.

Today marks the seventh day since Russia launched an aggressive military campaign in Ukraine. The country's state emergency service reported this week that over 2,000 Ukrainian civilians have died since Putin's troops invaded, per Sky News.

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Ukrainian people preparing Molotov cocktails outside their homes in Lviv. Credit: UPI / Alamy

Meanwhile, Russia's ministry of defense has acknowledged a mere 498 deaths among their forces - a number nowhere near the 7,000 Russian troops Ukraine's presidential advisor claims they have killed.

Ukrainian cities have also been subject to intense shelling. The city of Kharkiv came under heavy fire today, with a school and a council building among the places targetted.

According to reports, 21 people have been killed and 112 injured in the attack on Kharkiv alone.

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured Image Credit:  Sipa US / Alamy

Ukrainian resident tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that Putin can 'go f*** himself'

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By Carina Murphy

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A Ukrainian man had a blunt message for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The man was interviewed by CNN's Anderson Cooper, during a segment in which the news reporter spoke to citizens in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, preparing to defend their country against Russian invaders.

In the clip, Cooper spoke to a construction worker who is making military equipment to ship to Ukrainian troops.

The man explained to Cooper how he left his day-to-day job to help produce spike strips, flak jackets, and camouflage nets when Russia launched their military invasion last week.

"We're continuing sending them to our guys throughout the day," the worker said, before explaining that they were also stockpiling medicine and groceries for the armed forces.

Cooper went on to ask him if there was anything he would like to say to the Russian president, asking: "Do you have a message for Vladimir Putin? What is it?"

The man replied in Ukrainian, with CNN dubbing over his response: "What would I tell him? I would tell him he can go f*** himself."

Earlier in the segment, Cooper met with other Ukrainians involved in the resistance fight, including a Lviv brewery worker who explained how they had made over 2,000 Molotov cocktails using the empty bottles from an 'anti-Putin' beer brand.

Today marks the seventh day since Russia launched an aggressive military campaign in Ukraine. The country's state emergency service reported this week that over 2,000 Ukrainian civilians have died since Putin's troops invaded, per Sky News.

wp-image-1263146809 size-full
Ukrainian people preparing Molotov cocktails outside their homes in Lviv. Credit: UPI / Alamy

Meanwhile, Russia's ministry of defense has acknowledged a mere 498 deaths among their forces - a number nowhere near the 7,000 Russian troops Ukraine's presidential advisor claims they have killed.

Ukrainian cities have also been subject to intense shelling. The city of Kharkiv came under heavy fire today, with a school and a council building among the places targetted.

According to reports, 21 people have been killed and 112 injured in the attack on Kharkiv alone.

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured Image Credit:  Sipa US / Alamy