Bakhmut, formerly known for its vineyards and other salt mines, has now become the “slaughterhouse” of eastern Ukraine. Attacked by the Russian army for more than six months, the city resists but is subjected to repeated brutal attacks. At the front, nurses and paramedics play a crucial role. Every day they take turns picking up wounded soldiers and taking them as quickly as possible to the main hospital in Bakhmut, a few kilometers from the Russian army.
“In general, up to 90% of injuries are caused by explosive mines,” says Giorgi, an anesthetist sitting in the back of an ambulance. Igor is next to him, a wounded soldier is being evacuated. “He has a craniocerebral injury, an injury from a landmine, a fracture of the humerus and a fragmentary wound of the knee joint,” comments Georgy. “I feel that my help is needed. And if I at least saved the life of a serviceman who will later join our army, then my work will not be in vain, ”explains a volunteer driver named Palych, getting out of the car. See the reviews in the video at the beginning of the article.