Russian troops are moving sick and wounded people from hospitals in southern Ukraine, according to Ukrainian military officials.
Russian troops moved sick and wounded soldiers from hospitals in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region as their forces fought to regain control of a province overrun by invading soldiers early in the war, Ukrainian military officials said Saturday.
The city of Kherson, the region’s capital, was previously urged to be emptied of civilians by Kremlin-installed authorities.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the Russians were stripping the health care system in Kherson and other occupied areas.
The occupiers decided to close medical institutions in the cities, take away equipment and ambulances. Zelenskyy said that they put pressure on the doctors who were still in the occupied areas to move to the territory of Russia.
Russian shelling and missile attacks in the country’s east continued as Ukrainian forces sought to gain control of the south.
In the last day, three people died and eight were wounded in the eastern part of the country, which has become a front-line battleground as Russian soldiers attempt to capture the city of Bakhmut.
The damage was being assessed, according to Oleksandr Starukh. He did not mention any casualties and did not specify what was struck.
The Ukrainian leader told students at Yale University on Friday that he wouldn’t negotiate with Putin’s government because of its disrespect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
According to the Ukrainian leader, about 4 million Ukrainians live in areas that are subject to rolling power cuts following weeks of Russia targeting power plants and infrastructure. He warned of the possibility of emergency power cuts in other parts of Ukraine.