How Kiev No. 8 Hospital became the frontline of the war for wounded Ukrainians

Kyiv, Ukraine — The bang of a Russian missile shattered the glass of the hospital’s windows just after sunrise last week. An hour later, the ragged group of elderly civilians with bloodied faces staggered into an emergency doorway looking top-heavy with piles of bandages on their heads.

As nurses helped them remove their padded jackets, shards of glass fell from the folds of their clothing to the floor like confetti. Nurses wheeled them on steel stretchers into operating rooms, where doctors spent more than an hour using forceps to pull more shards from their faces, hands and buttocks of a man who was lying on his stomach, clenching his fists.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-kyivs-hospital-8-became-the-wars-front-line-for-wounded-ukrainians-11648289756 How Kiev No. 8 Hospital became the frontline of the war for wounded Ukrainians

Ethan Gach

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