Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that Russia outperforms his country in “equipment”.
“Our defenders are showing the utmost courage and are still in control of the situation at the front despite the fact that the Russian army has a huge advantage in terms of equipment and numbers,” he said in a speech late at night.
He also added that his country’s forces have made progress near the southern city of Kherson and are advancing in parts of the Kharkiv region, east of Kyiv.
cut off all communication
In addition, Ukrainian officials reported “cutting all communications” in Southern Kherson region controlled by Russia.
The Ukrainian State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection said in a statement that there had been unspecified interference by Russia, in which the equipment was turned off and the cables were disconnected.
From Kherson, southern Ukraine (archive – AFP)
“The residents of the area are currently left without Ukrainian mobile phone connections and Internet access, as well as no way to make local and international phone calls using landlines,” she added.
It is noteworthy that Kherson, near the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014, was the only important city that the Russians fully controlled since the start of their military operation, before also recently capturing the city of Mariupol (southeast of the country) after controlling the huge steel complex in it (Azovstal). ).
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