In Ukraine, there was an acute shortage of tourniquets to stop bleeding against the backdrop of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU), the Ukrainian edition of Strana reported on June 20.
“In Ukraine, against the background of the counteroffensive, there was an acute shortage of tourniquets to stop arterial bleeding. Their shortage is especially acute in the south, where active hostilities began, ”volunteer Irina Guk quotes the publication as saying.
According to her, before the units had stocks of tourniquets and resolved issues through their medical services, but now the issue is so acute that they cannot wait for supplies from abroad. Volunteers are looking for harnesses all over the country and are ready to buy them at any price, Guk writes.
Earlier, on June 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the heavy losses of the Ukrainian army during the counteroffensive compared to the Russian army. He added that during the counteroffensive, Ukraine has already lost 186 tanks and 418 armored vehicles.
On June 10, Ukrainian President Zelensky confirmed the start of the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Kyiv. He did not give details of the counter-offensive and its stage.
On the same day, a former adviser to the ex-head of the country Leonid Kravchuk, political scientist Oleg Soskin predicted that during the counteroffensive, the Armed Forces of Ukraine would lose the entire group of troops sent against the Russian army.