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Odesa volunteers converted an old bus into a mobile bathhouse for soldiers at the front. They are currently finishing the work and will soon send the bathhouse to one of Odesa brigades at the front line. “Ukrinteravtoservis — Odesa” enterprise and “Good Luck” volunteer headquarters are responsible for this project. The creation of the first bathhouse cost them USD 4,000. In general, the volunteers want to make at least 5 of these: one for each Odesa brigade currently serving at the front.
Father Tykhon is a Greek Catholic priest from Maryinka in Donetsk region. In 2014, when russia first tried to seize the region, Father Tykhon was captured because of his pro-Ukrainian activities. After his release, he was forced to leave his home. Currently, he works as a priest and a psychologist in Lviv. He helps not only the military, but also civilians, in particular, refugees and parents of captured Ukrainian defenders.
A military medic with the call sign “Daryna” has been helping Ukrainians since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The woman rescued the wounded both in Kherson region and along the Bakhmut axis. She had to provide aid in a field, in a basement, in the trenches, in transport, on the road, and sometimes even in a swamp.
In spring, high-quality prosthetics, reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation will be available free of charge to Ukrainian military and civilians who suffered due to the war. An ultra-modern specialized clinic called Superhumans Center is being created on the basis of a medical facility in Lviv region. After being consulted by leading experts from the U.S. and Europe, Ukrainian doctors will provide treatment and rehabilitation of the highest quality. The prosthesis production site and an aquatic rehabilitation center will operate at the facility. The center will make use of advanced medical equipment.
Currently, the center’s premises are under renovation, but people who need prosthetics can already register for assistance and start consultations with doctors.
A Lviv photographer takes photos of the victims of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine (military and civilian) as part of “The Unburnt” project
Soldier named Illya became the first participant of such a photo shoot. The man had caught fire in a tank during a combat mission, as a result of which he had received many burns and skin damage. He is very concerned about the appearance of his face, because others pay too much attention to it and get scared of it. Currently, he is being helped by doctors within the framework of “The Unburnt” project.
For reference: “The Unburnt” charity project for aesthetic medicine was launched in Ukraine to provide comprehensive, free treatment for soldiers, volunteers, civilians and children who have received burns and scars as a result of war. The work is carried out with the support of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and with the help of partners.
“The City Heals” a new socio-cultural project was launched in Lviv, which offers free tours to servicemen receiving treatment in the city. A pilot tour has already taken place with the participation of 5 defenders of Ukraine. They were introduced to Lviv by Petro Radkovets, a well-known tour guide.
“The City Heals” project will last a year and will include not only tours of the historical part of Lviv, but also visits to museums and theaters. All events will be adapted to the requests of the military.
According to the World Soccer magazine, Yuriy Vernydub is the man of the year among coaches of the world. Currently, the man combines service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine with his work as a coach of Kryvyi Rih’s FC Kryvbas.
As reported, at the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion, Vernydub left the position of head coach of the Moldovan FC Sheriff, returned to Ukraine and joined the ranks of the Armed Forces. In June, the man was appointed head coach of the Ukrainian football club Kryvbas. By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, he was transferred to the city of Kryvyi Rih, the location of FC Kryvbas, for further military service. Vernydub works with the club in his spare time.
Victory Drones, an ecosystem for training drone operators for Ukraine’s Armed Forces, State Emergency Services and healthcare services, invites you to see its training routine, which will take place on January 28 at a military training ground in the capital. (Exact coordinates will be provided on the day before the event. Journalists are required to register).
In particular, UAV operators will show the flight practice routine on the basis of the Territorial Defense Forces.
For reference: Victory Drones is an ecosystem for training drone operators for Ukraine’s Armed Forces, State Emergency Services and healthcare services. Training and exercises are conducted in cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the General Staff at military training grounds. The system was created on the basis of the Air Intelligence Support Center with an expanded network of partner organizations.
The “Countrywomen” Non-Profit Organization launched the project entitled “Psychological Support for Women in War”, within the framework of which it brought together a team of qualified psychologists to provide defenders at the front line with individual consultations.
Consultations take place online from any trench or position. Each military who applies for help is given 8–10 sessions with a psychologist. In order to contact a specialist, the defender only needs to write a message in Telegram and be sure that her mental health is in safe hands.
For reference: Since March 2022, “Countrywomen” Non-Profit Organization has been supporting the female defenders at the front line with the necessary ammunition, uniforms, shoes and boxes with “women’s humanitarian aid”.
Oleksii Iukov is a commander of the exploration team of the Military and Historical Heritage Researchers Association “Platsdarm”. Since 2014, he and his team have been finding and evacuating the bodies of dead Ukrainian soldiers and civilians (for his work, Oleksii was nearly shot by invaders in 2014).
They have to work even under fire, and the enemy often mines the bodies of killed people. The explorers find tortured and raped people. Sometimes they have to work with bodies that have been knocked down by vehicles and enemy tanks.
Among other things, the team also worked at the scene of Kramatorsk tragedy: they took out the bodies and fragments of bodies of the dead people. (Recall that on April 8, russians hit the railway station of the city with a Tochka-U missile. As a result, 61 people were killed and 121 were injured).