The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, ridiculed the publication of the British newspaper The Times in her Telegram channel .
The publication featured a photograph of Maryana Zhaglo, a member of the Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine, holding a weapon in her hands.
The diplomat noted that journalists should not have passed off a woman armed with a Z-15 carbine as a “simple citizen of Ukraine”.
“Zhaglo turned out to be a ‘simple Ukrainian woman’ from the Territorial Defense Forces of Ukraine… And her uniform is British. Another fake story about militants, of whom Western propaganda makes anti-Russian ‘freedom fighters,'” Zakharova wrote.