Zelensky accuses Russian soldiers of rigging dead bodies with explosives

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky touted “slow but noticeable” gains in some regions of his invaded country, but warned many dangers lay ahead as he accused Russian soldiers of booby-trapping abandoned houses and dead bodies.

The leader relayed the updates during a YouTube address posted on his office’s website early Saturday in Ukraine. He also used dark sarcasm to warn Ukrainians of “silly” April Fools’ Day jokes being perpetrated by Russia.

“This day, April 1, the occupiers decided to mark with two equally silly jokes. One such joke is about people in Russia,” he wrote on his office’s website early Saturday, explaining that the Russian army had started drafting young troops to replenish the ranks of its depleted military.