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Ukraine war:
Hospital struggling to prepare for Russian advance

Medics at a pediatric hospital in Zaporizhzhia make preparations as they brace for a Russian assault on the city in eastern Ukraine.

they brace for a Russian assault on the city in eastern Ukraine.

Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine – Two weeks ago, Nastiya left her town of Vasylivka in eastern Ukraine to bring her five-year-old son Volodymyr
to a hospital in the city of Zaporizhzhia, further north.

The boy was suffering from internal bleeding and was in a critical condition.
He has since improved but the mother and son cannot return home.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to attack Ukraine by air, land and sea.
Ukraine’s resistance has been fierce, repelling attacks on the capital, Kyiv, and other major cities, but battles have intensified in recent days.

Vasylivka is one of the towns that are being heavily fought over by defending Ukrainian forces and advancing Russian troops.
People who attempted to enter the town to deliver aid told Al Jazeera they were turned back by the Ukrainian army because of the Russian shelling.

“Of course I’m worried, I have three other children at home,” Nastiya told Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford, standing beside Volodymyr’s hospital bed.

“There has been shelling and they are hiding in the basement.”

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