Ukraine’s wounded warriors
Ruslan was severely wounded during the battle against Russian forces in the East of Ukraine defending Ukraine. Ruslan undergo 54 surgeries on his road to recovery.
In addition to the 8,000 people who have lost their lives in the conflict in Ukraine, thousands more have come home with horrific injuries. The medical system was not prepared to handle the psychological effects of the war. The organization Wounded Warrior Ukraine runs workshops in Kiev to help wounded veterans, volunteers and paramedics deal with the effects of the war.
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