A volunteer who helped treat soldiers at the front was injured in Donbass in eastern Ukraine, the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday. Ministry spokesman Daniel Drake stated that the condition of the injured made it impossible to transport him to the country. The exact location of the incident and the personal details of the victim were not given.
A Czech volunteer, whose identity has not been released, was hit by shrapnel during artillery fire and later suffered further wounds from a shell called shrapnel.
Representatives of the Phoenix project, for which he worked in Donbass, reported that the condition of the injured remains stable, but the situation is serious. It is also impossible to predict its further development. Both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague and the volunteer’s colleagues appealed for respect for his privacy.
He helped wounded soldiers
Representatives of Phoenix emphasized that the volunteer helped in the evacuation of wounded soldiers at the front. During one of the missions, he saved 25 soldiers.
As part of the Phoenix project, Czech medics who act as volunteers teach soldiers the principles of first aid in combat conditions, and also transport the wounded.
Main photo source: PAP/Leszek Szymanski