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Hospitallers are already saving lives on the “Avstriyka” evacuation bus

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

We continue helping Hospitallers and raising funds on JustGiving to provide the paramedics with the vital equipment for evacuations.

Today we want to tell you about the crew's work on the “Avstriyka” evacuation bus. Bought with donations from people worldwide, it helps conduct evacuations from the war zone.

Hospitallers on the evacuation

The brigade of Korinf, Volya, and Tyuvik go hand in hand to save lives. All of them see it as their duty to help the wounded, even if it means risking their own.

All of them went back from abroad after the beginning of the full-scale invasion, even though they already had families of their own and prestigious jobs or university studies. They couldn't stay aside, so they returned to help the wounded and the civilians.

This was Korinf's second time on a long-distance evacuation bus. He has been on the Kraken before and lost a hand in an accident.

But that didn't stop him; he was fitted with a prosthesis and is back on rotation. "Losing a hand puts an end to surgery but doesn't put an end to medicine," says Korinf and continues saving the lives of the injured.

“Avstriyka” can evacuate ten wounded in a single trip, but sometimes the number increases. Myroslava Ilytyo, who collects stories from paramedics and the injured to share them with the world and show them how evacuations are carried out, has been on a rotation on the evacuation bus.

She shared the story of one evacuation day in her blog: "I've been looking at their hands for many days. Everyone has blood mixed with soil under their fingernails. Their own blood and soil too. And if anyone asks me whenever they hold up two fingers in front of the photo symbolizing victory, I think only one thing: a miracle has happened.

In one story, three hundred members of the Wagner group went up against thirty-five defenders. Ours were able to withstand. A man told how he watched the bullets that flew through the air and thanked God. A bullet hit him in the leg – isn't it luck in this situation?

In another story, a wounded 22-year-old boy walked one and a half kilometers. He made it, reached the destination, and will undoubtedly recover. He showed me a photo of his helmet that had been shattered a little earlier, so he survived twice".

Hospitallers on the evacuation

We will continue to share the stories of the paramedics' work in the war zone. Our task is to supply them with medical equipment, medicines, evacuation trucks, and ambulances. With our help, Hospitallers can save hundreds more lives. #Ukraine #SupportUkraine #HelpUkraine #StandWithUkraine #HelpUkraineNow #Hospitallers #Paramedics #UkraineParamedics #HospitallersUkraine #HospitallersUK #HelpHospitallers

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