On the other hand, Kyiv has resolved to move forward on the areas which Russia has occupied.
The Washington-based Institute for the Study of War cited Russian claims that Ukraine was using T-72 tanks that were abandoned by Russian forces and that Ukraine is now trying to advance into Russian-held Luhansk. .
“The Russian troops initially panicked by the counter-attack left high-quality equipment that is in working condition, while Russian troops left damaged equipment during their retreat from Kyiv in April,” the institute said.
Earlier this month, Ukraine launched counterattacks and its troops infiltrated areas around its second largest city, Kharkiv. Videos and photos show Ukrainian soldiers taking possession of tanks, ammunition and other weapons that Russian soldiers had left there during the retreat.
During this, Ukrainian soldiers have found graves near the city of Egym. Ukraine’s Deputy Interior Minister Yevheny Yenin told a TV channel that officials excavated the graves and found bodies that appeared to have been tortured.
He said that the dead bodies have broken ribs, head bone, jaw and they have been tortured in other ways as well.
Ukrainian officials have alleged that Russia has persecuted people in the occupied territories, but Russia has denied these allegations.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces are advancing in the southern part of the country. The institute quoted the Ukrainian military as saying that Kyiv troops had destroyed an ammunition depot, two command posts and an electronic warfare system.
The Ukrainian military’s southern command said it sank a Russian barge carrying its soldiers and weapons into the Dnieper River near the Russian-held town of Nova Kakhovka in the early hours of Tuesday.
AP Noman Manisha