The soldier was wounded, and then survived the shelling of a military hospital in Mariupol and went through the siege of Azovstal. Survived and returned from Russian captivity.
Deputy Commander of the Azov Brigade Serhiy Tsisaruk spoke about his injury during the defense of Mariupol in the spring of 2022. About this he wrote on Twitter.
The serviceman began his story by saying that on March 12, a few days before the injury, he was informed that the artillerymen’s command post (CP) was running out of ammunition, so they would become infantry. Every day the situation in Mariupol only got worse.
On the evening of March 13, “Molfar” received an order to go to the command post of sector “B” in order to choose a new location for the command post. For some reason, the military occupied the wrong building, so “Molfar” was instructed to go to the place and find out why this happened. To do this, it was necessary to call for fuel on the right bank of Mariupol. On that day, Russian aviation and artillery worked very hard exactly in the place where it was necessary to go for fuel.
Fighter’s car “Molfar”
“When I was walking with two full cans of gasoline to my L-200, at some point I realized that I was falling. Time slowed down, looked down and saw that the leg was broken in the shin area and twisted the other way. I am leaning on the bone , another second and I’m already on the ground. Another moment and my sergeant who was following me ran up to me. Due to this, he did not receive his portion of the wreckage, and began to help apply a tourniquet, but then immediately more explosions, the second is close, the third is very close , and the fourth is somewhere further behind the hangar,” the fighter recalls.
Evacuation with a wound and shelling of a hospital by Russian troops
After the shot, as Molfar continues, the fuel truck began to hiss about five meters away, but in life it’s not like in the movies – fuel trucks don’t explode instantly, the military man ironically. Soon the shelling ended and the fighter began to put on a tourniquet, but this did not help, as he felt pain in his stomach closer to his groin. He put his hand to that place and realized that there was a lot of blood.
“Then I remembered what some Canadian instructor taught me in 2014, in my first courses in tactical medicine:“ If you can’t stop the bleeding with a tourniquet, then you need a lot of pressure (pressure – ed.) ”So I clamped the wound with one hand, and with the other he took the radio and made a request for evacuation,” the Azov serviceman continues.
Then, rather quickly, the medics and the “angel-savior” of the military “Frau” arrived for the fighter. She quickly helped to wrap a bandage around the wound and injected painkillers. Then there was a trip from Azovstal to the 555th military hospital, during which “Molfar” constantly transmitted data to his brother with the call sign “Moroz”. In the hospital, the military himself took off his bulletproof vest and helmet, and then gave an injection, and lost consciousness. He woke up the next day in the hallway.
“A loud explosion is somewhere nearby, an empty barrel for drinking water standing at the window is thrown at me by a blast wave, people are accelerating, I drop the barrel on the floor. Another explosion is very close. Time has slowed down again, I am covered by the door of the ward, the entrance to which was on the right from me. A lot of dust and human screams, a few seconds and I hear this constant sound of a pulse sensor from the operating room, which I will never forget again, ”recalls the shelling of the Molfar.
On the right is the Demidrol fighter, who bandaged Molfar and said that he can eat liquid food
After the explosion, part of the staff changed into civilian clothes, and, as the Azov man says, they left, but the rest continued their work and put things in order in the hospital. Then the soldiers were told that the hospital was being evacuated to the Azovstal bunker and the Ilyich plant. To do this, it was necessary to drive almost the entire Mariupol. At the entrance to “Azovstal” there was an air raid team and the fighter was left in the car while the shelling was going on.
“The emotions that I felt when I heard the sound of aircraft approaching the plant are beyond words. I was lucky, the bombs were dropped somewhere in the city, and some guys came out of the bunker whom I asked to call my tigers. They lived there in a separate room, because this bunker was found by “Moroz”, and at first only we lived there. Not even a minute passed before they let me down and allocated a place in this room, ”recalls the military man.
Then he sent his family a photo showing that he was alive. “Molfar” was a signalman, so he had the Internet and was given a telephone for communication.
The first photo of a fighter from the Azovstal bunker, which he sent to his relatives
Recall that on March 15, a Finn fighter told reporters how he survived two days with severe injuries after an ambush by Russian troops.
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