Ukraine: Ukraine says it is stalling Russian offensive

KYIV: The Ukrainian military says a Russian offensive along a wide front in the country’s east has stalled amid human and material losses inflicted by kyiv’s forces.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said in a Facebook post on Sunday that Russian troops were trying to advance in the Sloboda, Donetsk and Tauride regions, but were being held by Ukrainian forces and were still fighting village by village.
Separately, Ukrainian intelligence officials accused Russian forces of destroying medical infrastructure, seizing equipment and denying medical care to residents in several occupied cities and towns.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry claims that ventilators and other equipment provided since 2014 by international donors and the Ukrainian government were removed from a hospital in Starobilsk, in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region.
The same publication alleges that tuberculosis patients were denied medical attention in the Kharkiv region of Volchansk, while various facilities were used to treat wounded Russian troops.
The accuracy of the claims could not be immediately verified.
Ukrainian officials also said on Sunday that internet and cellular communications were cut off in a large area in the Russian-occupied Kherson region and part of the Zaporizhzhia region and blamed Russian forces.
London-based internet monitor Netblocks said the Kherson region lost 75 percent of internet connectivity as of Saturday night.

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