"Everything will be fine," hopes wounded Ukrainian soldier

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STORY: "I think that in the near future… and I came here only yesterday… I think that in the near future everything will be fine," Ukrainian soldier, Alexander, told Reuters in Sloviansk where air raid sirens constantly echoed.

In the city of Kramatorsk, medical teams operated on another wounded soldier, with used medical equipment quickly filling up in a bucket in the operating room.

Russia, which launched what it calls a "special military operation" on Feb. 24, denies targeting civilians.

Ukraine said on Monday (April 18) that the Russian forces, after regrouping, had launched a new offensive focused on eastern Ukraine.

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