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WE ARE FIGHTING! (Updated daily)

After fascist Moscovia took its eight-year aggression against Ukraine to the level of a full-scale war, we promised that Ukrainians would fight. The Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital is as good as its word. This page is a retrospective chronology of the PFVMH’s participation in this new phase of the war. We will also update the information retrospectively as it comes.

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May 30, 2022

Suspilne channel dedicated one of its reports to the PFVMH’s Zhytomyr Detachment, which is based at the local ambulance station. Detachment commander Serhiy Harbarchuk told the TV channel about its history and work (watch the video here).

 


 

Two reports on PFVMH volunteer Martin Wyness from Southampton appeared almost simultaneously: in a Guardian story about foreign volunteer medics at the front in Ukraine, and in a video interview with Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Tuzov (more details and a video here).

May 29, 2022

A group of volunteer medics today went to the area of hostilities in eastern Ukraine in the second rotation of PFVMH after the beginning of the full-scale invasion of orcs. The group consists of 43 volunteers who will form nine teams (more details and a video here).

May 26, 2022

Over three months of activity, the Zhytomyr PFVMH Detachment provided medical care to 700 servicemen and civilians, of whom 588 patients were taken to medical institutions in the city and the region, detachment commander Serhiy Harbarchuk reported (more details here).

May 25, 2022

Boombox frontman supports the PFVMH fundraising campaign. Andriy Khlyvnyuk appeals to all people of goodwill to support the Armored Ambulances 4 Ukraine fundraising campaign on the GoFundMe platform: https://gofund.me/e11f139f (more details and a video here).

 


 

Medics on the front line desperately need armored evacuation vehicles. We have been looking for them since the beginning of the full-scale war. We are happy to have 15-or-more-year-old used Defenders and Pinzgauers… And here it turns out that Ukrainian mechanics have long made a fantastic vehicle that is so needed today in the hottest spots and called it “Ark” (more details and a video here).

May 24, 2022

After his report on PFVMH medics for the Telewizja wPolsce channel, journalist Jakub Maciejewski published a detailed story on the hospital’s operations at the frontline in Sieci, a Polish magazine (more details here).

May 19, 2022

The New York Times yesterday published a story on the provision of medical care to wounded defenders of Ukraine. Inter alia, the story mentions PFVMH. “Operating with skeleton crews, doctors and nurses race to save limbs, and lives. It’s a grim routine for medical personnel often working around the clock. And not all limbs can be saved.” Read the whole story, richly illustrated, on the NYT site.

May 18, 2022

NV journalist Dmytro Tuzov recorded an interview with the PFVMH co-founder and leader, Gennadiy Druzenko, which was posted today. In the interview, Gennady talks about how the PFVMH charity foundation was established, contemplates what Ukraine will be like after the war and what will testify to its victory, and touches on a number of other issues (watch the videos here).

May 15, 2022

The PFVMH ambulance crew of Elena, Jennifer, and Oleksiy once again recorded a video of the wounded soldier evacuation process – now that of one wounded and during the daytime. The previous video was shot during the nighttime with three wounded warriors.

 

 


 

Two nights ago, a PFVMH evacuation crew saved a heavy-wounded soldier on the eve of his birthday (more details and a video here).

May 13, 2022

A PFVMH crew evacuated three wounded in one ambulance. The process of that night evacuation is shown in the first video below. “Your organization is definitely saving lives – I’m proud to be part of the team!” said Jennifer, a participant in this evacuation – a certified nurse from Los Angeles. Another participant was Dr. Elena, who also came from over the ocean but from Hamilton, Canada. She joined PFVMH in March. The day before Jennifer and Elena became the heroines of the Telewizja wPolsce channel’s program “How bloody are the battles in Ukraine?” (the second video). Read and watch here.

May 11, 2022

Reuters has published a wonderfully written and illustrated story by Jorge Silva featuring the work of PFVMH at the front line in eastern Ukraine (read and review here).

May 10, 2022

PFVMH continues providing medical care to the wounded 24/7 and also takes care of the rear, sharing medicines it receives from all over the world with the legendary Mechnikov Hospital in Dnipro (more details and photos here).

May 9, 2022 – #RussianShameDay

PFVMH’s big and strong family includes Elena from Canada and Jennifer from California. No way can you call their trip to Ukraine tourism: just risk, hard work, and self-sacrifice.

May 5, 2022

Yesterday, PFVMH driver/paramedic Suren suggested a brilliant in its simplicity solution thanks to which it was possible to save the lives of many Ukrainian wounded soldiers (more details and videos here).

 


 

PFVMH continues to save the lives and health of those who defend Ukraine. See photos that require no words.

May 4, 2022

At the request of a brigade’s medical service chief, PFVMH evacuated to Kyiv three wounded warriors in two ambulances. One of the wounded was recumbent, and the other two were able to sit. The photo and video were shot after having the ambulances tanked up in Dnipro.

 

May 3, 2022

For PFVMH, the beginning of May has brought no changes, and the former “Day of International Solidarity of Working People” was not an exception. Every day comes with new wounded – frag and bullet wounds, traumatic amputations, bleedings, and also knife wounds, dog bites, somatic diseases – you name it. Among the cases, PFVMH medics today treated two stair-step brothers who got wounded the same day and hospitalized at the same hospital (more photos here).

May 1, 2022

A campaign was launched on GoFundMe today to raise funds for purchasing five armored ambulance vehicles for Ukraine.The fundraising campaign was organized by Zak, a Canadian, media and press liaison for West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra, upon agreement with PFVMH Supervisory Board Chairman Gennadiy Druzenko (more details, a video and photos here).

Apr. 30, 2022

Today, in one of the frontline hospitals, PFVMH medics were able to get somewhat distracted from the routine of saving lives and health and assist in the emergence of a new life. Rina Danilevska and Viktor Belilovets delivered a child from a neighboring village resident (more details and photos here).

 


 

PFVMH’s second party is leaving the capital for the eastern front.

Apr. 29, 2022

PFVMH’s three stabilization stations in Donetsk Oblast supported by a hospital base in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast keep on working as the Russian-Ukrainian war goes on. Medical care is provided to somatic and wounded patients, both servicemen and civilians (more details and photos here).

Apr. 28, 2022

PFVMH has restarted acting in Donetsk Oblast. Three stabilization stations have been deployed, and the military has been assisted in the hospitalization of servicemen (more details and photos here).

Apr. 25, 2022

PFVMH is going eastward.

Apr. 24, 2022

“A Notebook from Borodyanka” – journalist Dmytro Tuzov published a report by Viktoria Kramarenko on what PFVMH medics saw in liberated Bucha.

Apr. 22, 2022

The British medics who yesterday brought to the PFVMH base two ambulances, delivered training to their Ukrainian colleagues in using their ambulance kits (more details, a video, and photos here).

Apr. 21, 2022

PFVMH received two ambulances purchased by the United Ukraine Foundation and stuffed with medicines and medical equipment in the United Kingdom. The vehicles were driven to Ukraine by an international volunteer team of paramedics: Englishwoman Lucy, Italian Giuseppe, and Portuguese Filipe. The team stayed overnight with Ukrainian volunteer medics in the Pinchuks’ mansion, which PFVMH has lately been using as its base (more details, a video, and photos here).

 


 

PFVMH is wrapping up its mission in Kyiv Oblast and will set off for the eastern theater of war immediately after Easter.

Apr. 19, 2022

At the request of colleagues from the Voronkivsky Life Saving Center, which have already engaged in the evacuation from Kramatorsk, PFVMH gave them an ambulance to save as many lives as possible.

 


 

PFVMH’s volunteer medics continued providing humanitarian aid to residents of the liberated Kyiv suburbs of Hostomel and Bucha. “We still heal the wounds from the Russian ‘liberators,’” commented the mobile hospital leader, Gennadiy Druzenko (more details, a video and photos here).

Apr. 13, 2022

Ukrainska Pravda tells how PFVMH come to the estate of Olena and Viktor Pinchuks – a daughter and a son-in-law of Ukraine’s former president Leonid Kuchma – and set up there its base. The oligarchs’ estate, on which the mansion looks like a palace and which had been mothballed for about 20 years and was temporarily given for the use by PFVMH under a gentlemen’s agreement on the second week of Moscovia’s full-scale invasion, now serves as the volunteer hospital’s headquarters, warehouse, control center, and ambulance parking & repair site (more details here).

Apr. 12, 2022

The Den newspaper has published an interview with Dmytro Tuzov, a journalist, Radio NV anchor, columnist, documentalist, and political observer. During the war, besides covering and assessing the developments, Dmytro also engages in direct volunteer humanitarian activities. In particular, he collaborates with PFVH whose ambulance crews not only carry out medical tasks but also bring humanitarian cargoes to just-liberated Kyiv suburbs, Chernihiv, and other localities (more details here).

Apr. 11, 2022

Today, PFVMH leader Gennadiy Druzenko gave a pump-action rifle as an award to an intelligence veteran who was part of the team led by PFVMH security chief “Pilgrim.” “He is the very ‘eyes’ in Blystavytsya that saw Russian materiel in the battle-ready condition, transmitted this information to Pilgrim, and then counted the burned frames with the letter ‘Z,’” Druzenko said (more details here).

 


 

The PFVMH co-founder and leader, Gennadiy Druzenko, discusses the war in Ukraine and its consequences for Russia in an interview with Ukrlife.TV.

Apr. 10, 2022

“The crew of hero doctors. How Corsa, Kysil, and Lympha save Ukrainians – Taras Pankevych, Viktoria Kramarenko, and Serhiy Kysilev.” Radio NV anchor Dmytro Tuzov had a chat with the crew of an ambulance that had evacuated people when the battles were in full swing. The central figure of the interview is ethnic Ukrainian Taras Pankevych, nom de guerre Corsa, who has come from Corsica (listen to the interview on Radio NV; more details here).

Apr. 9, 2022

PFVMH ambulance teams continued to provide medical and humanitarian aid to residents of Kyiv Oblast’s localities recently liberated from the occupation.

Apr. 8, 2022

Canada’s CTV News published a story about the work of PFVMH, “Canadian health-care workers offer aid to injured Ukrainians.”

Apr. 7, 2022

Six PFVMH ambulance crews provided medical and humanitarian aid to residents of Kyiv Oblast’s localities recently liberated from muscovite orcs, including Andriyivka, Borodyanka, Bucha, Dymer, Ivankiv, Katyzhanka, and Fenevychi (more details and photos here).

 


 

PFVMH medics guarded by “Pilgrim” visited the village of, Bucha District, with humanitarian aid. Just from Blystavytsya Pilgrim received intelligence on the orcs’ movement toward Bucha (more details, photos, and videos here).

 


 

PFVMH and the volunteer organization Ukraine in Armor have formed a consortium (more details here).

 


 

PFVMH evacuated a wounded American volunteer to the Polish border.

 


 

A training in first aid was delivered to the territorial defense detachment “Kryukivschyna” (Bucha District).

 


 

About PFVMH in French and Georgian:

 

Apr. 6, 2022

Today, a record number of PFVMH ambulances went to Kyiv’s liberated suburbs. The five teams worked in Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel, and Borodyanka. PFVMH provided locals with not only medical care but also humanitarian aid, such as medicines, food, water, diapers, etc. In the villages of Lebedivka and Stari Petrivtsi, the PFVMH units continued to treat Ukrainian warriors for “peacetime” illnesses (more details and photos here).

Apr. 5, 2022

One of the PFVMH ambulances had to interrupt its circuit of bed-ridden patients in Bucha and go to Borodyanka at the request of the Foreign Ministry of France to provide medical, psychological, and humanitarian aid to two French citizens trapped in the settlement during the Russian occupation. Two more teams engaged in the evacuation of civilians and hospitalization of patients at Kyiv’s health institutions (more details, videos, and photos here).

 


 

On its YouTube channel, NV published a video report by Dmytro Tuzov on the work of PFVMH in liberated Irpin.

 


 

For the second time within the last four days, PFVMH brought to Chernihiv humanitarian aid. Andriy Prokopenko, head of PFVMH’s logistics & humanitarian activity, his deputy Maxym Halyant, and well-known journalist Dmytro Tuzov transferred the aid to the Chernihiv Oblast Clinical Hospital (more details, videos, and photos here).

Apr. 4, 2022

Two PFVMH ambulance teams worked in Bucha, Kyiv’s suburb which became known throughout the world after its liberation when the shocking facts of the muscovite orcs’ atrocities were exposed. One team worked on the evacuation of civilians, including a man with a week-long bullet wound in his left thigh who was brought to the Kyiv Oblast Clinical Hospital. The other team provided care to palliative patients. “One more day of pain, lacerating and devastating…,” nurse Viktoria Kramarenko describes on Facebook what she has seen today (more details, photos, and a video here).

 


 

Welcomed today on the PFVMH-Nord base was a convoy of five ambulances that will replenish the mobile hospital’s vehicle fleet. Three ambulances had been purchased by two former servicemen from Essex, U.K., and the other two by our Belarusian blood brothers, the BYSOL Solidarity Foundation (more details, videos, and photos here).

Apr. 3, 2022

A PFVMH ambulance team that came to well-known volunteer Andriy Boyechko to pick up humanitarian aid saved his life. When “Vika,” “Corsa,” and “Kysil” arrived at Andriy’s place the latter was dying. The volunteer medics applied first aid to him and took him to the Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology. “Half an hour later – and he would have been in the best of all possible worlds. We caught him on the way to that world,” the medics say (more details here).

 


 

Two PFVMH ambulance teams worked on the evacuation of locals from Irpin. One of the teams also went to Hostomel to pick up a 76-old patient and transported him to the apoplexy center of the Kyiv Oblast Clinic Hospital. The rest of PFVMH personnel underwent TCCC training for non-medics (more details and photos here).

2 квітня 2022

Four PFVMH ambulances were busy evacuating locals from Irpin, one of the teams working from inside the city and three from the famous bridge at the approaches to it. In Lebedivka, too, the treatment of our warriors went on, even using alternative medicine methods (more details and photos here).

 


 

A bit of additional mobility for the mobile hospital…

 


 

Andriy Prokopenko who is in charge of PFVMH’s logistics & humanitarian activity has delivered aid from the volunteer hospital to Chernihiv. In 2019-2020, Andriy Prokopenko headed the Chernihiv Oblast State Administration.

Apr. 1, 2022 (if Khuilo kicked the bucket today, it would be the best first-of-April joke ever!)

The PFVMH ambulance team that included foreign medics for the first time went to the Irpin area and evacuated to the Kyiv Oblast Clinical Hospital a 35-year local with gangrene in his frostbitten legs. A total of four PFVMH ambulances were used today to carry out the evacuation of civilians (more details, photos, and videos here).

 


 

Regional information agency ITV published a story, “Volunteer mobile hospital’s ambulance teams work on the ‘Road of Life’ between Irpin and Kyiv (photos, video),” based on a Facebook post by Viktoria Kramarenko.

 


 

Yesterday, PFVMH received a portable ultrasound scanner as a present. Today, ultrasound examination specialist “Petra” set off from the PFVMH-Center base to PFVMH-Nord to join the group of doctors working in Lebedivka.

Mar. 31, 2022

Three PFVMH ambulance teams were evacuating civilians from Irpin to Kyiv. There were no wounded, but one evacuated was hospitalized at the Kyiv Oblast Clinical Hospital with a suspected heart attack (videos and photos here).

 


 

The Commonwealth of Nations’ PFVMH unit: Ann, Martin, and Elena. The girls are from Canada and the guy is a Briton. God Save the Queen!

Mar. 30, 2022

One of three PFVMH teams that were on duty near Irpin brought out two wounded warriors of the 130th Territorial Defense Battalion to Kyiv and an unconscious person who had spent two days in the cold under debris. Two other teams evacuated local civilians, one team coming under fire during the evacuation. (See videos of the process of evacuating the person that was pulled out from under the debris here).

 


 

PFVMH volunteers are trained in TCCC under the guidance of Martin from Solent Medical Skills, a prehospital medical training center in Southampton, U.K.

 


 

PFVMH has opened one more treatment & evacuation post in the village of Lebedivka, 30 kilometers north of Kyiv. Step by step, the volunteer hospital covers the entire northern direction of Kyiv’s defense (see photos here).

Mar. 29, 2022

PFVMH’s medical stabilization post in Stari Petrivtsi has actively worked on its second day. This time, the doctors treated servicemen – because a war not only brings injuries and deaths but also aggravates “normal” diseases. Near Irpin, three PFVMH ambulances continued the evacuation of civilians. There were no wounded combatants (see photos here).

 


 

The Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute within Ukraine’s National Academy of Medical Sciences and PFVMH signed an agreement on cooperation within the PFVMH project framework for the period of the Russian aggression. According to the agreement, PFVMH will deploy at the institute a post for medical stabilization of servicemen and Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine officers. The institute will provide specialized premises and medical equipment as well as engage its own personnel in the provision of care within the framework of cooperation with PFVMH.

 


 

On the 33rd day of the Russian offensive, BFMTV’s special correspondent in Kyiv, Benoït Sarrade, takes stock in an interview with his fellow citizen Nicolas, a PFVMH ambulance and its team in the background. “Nicolas with his vehicle has already become part of PFVMH,” the volunteer medics say (more details as well as photos and videos here).

 


 

Two former servicemen in Essex, U.K., have raised enough money to buy four ambulances to help with the war efforts in Ukraine. These vehicles are intended for PFVMH (more details and a video here).

Mar. 28, 2022

Today, none of PFVMH’s three ambulances on duty near Irpin had to evacuate wounded warriors. The teams of volunteer medics were evacuating locals, including a woman after a stroke with a femoral neck fracture who was transported to a regional hospital.

 


 

PFVMH has set up a new evacuation & treatment post in the village of Stari Petrivtsi, 27 kilometers north of Kyiv. When there are no wounded warriors, the volunteer medics treat local residents (more details here).

Mar. 27, 2022

PFVMH medics evacuated two wounded to Okhmatdyt from the area of Irpin: a serviceman with multiple traumas caused by explosion and a civilian with injuries in his shoulder and legs. The evacuations were carried out by one ambulance team of the three that were on duty in the area.

Mar. 26, 2022

Three PFVMH ambulance teams were on duty in the vicinity of Irpin. Only one wounded had to be evacuated (to Kyiv’s hospital #7) today – with shell shock, chest contusion, and suspected upper limb fracture.

Mar. 25, 2022

Three PFVMH ambulance teams worked on the evacuation of the wounded from Irpin. Four wounded were evacuated to Okhmatdyt (more details as well as a video and photos here).

 


 

PFVMH arranged for establishing a PFVMH-South detachment. It will be based in the village of Rudyky at the Old Obukhiv Highway and will also have a post in the village of Ivankovychi (more details here).

 


 

A Facty ICTV video report on PFVMH’s work:

 


 

PFVMH dispatched a Diesel generator to besieged Chernihiv – thank you, Tim Bridge and BYSOL!

Mar, 24, 2022

Evacuation summary of the day: two PFVMH teams, one seriously wounded (unfortunately, died in the hospital later), and the rest was evacuation to the checkpoint, including evacuation of those with minor injuries.

 


 

The first foreign volunteer joined PFVMH – paramedic Elena from Canada.

 


 

Doctor Morfyuk returned from the Chernihiv region where he had gone to rescue his relatives and came under fire.

 


 

PFVMH brought humanitarian aid to an Armenian church in Kyiv. The parishioners will deliver it to two battalions that defend Kyiv.

 


 

The special envoy of France 24, Gwendoline Debono, spent yesterday in high-risk round trips between Irpin and Kyiv with volunteer doctors and even got under shelling. Our English translation of her report and the original video are here.

 


 

PFVMH launched its insulin program: 100 doses of insulin were given to Hostomel and besieged Chernihiv.

Mar. 23, 2022

Three PFVMH teams worked on the evacuation from Irpin. According to the report by only one of the teams, on-the-spot care was provided to a woman with a shrapnel injury to her chest and three more wounded persons were evacuated to the Okhmatdyt hospital in Kyiv. One of the ambulances came under fire and was damaged. PFVMH has arranged for opening a post for doctors on duty at Lutizh near Kyiv (more details here).

Mar. 22, 2022

A curfew in Kyiv and its region. PFVMH ambulances, as usual, evacuated the wounded from the destroyed Irpin Bridge, and the rest of staff tried to sort out the tons of aid that PFVMH has been receiving from hundreds of its benefactors.

Mar. 21, 2022

Three PFVMH teams worked during the day near Irpin. Everything as usual: care of wounded warriors and evacuation of civilians.

Ambulance interior after the evacuation of a wounded warrior

 

 


 

Croatian Jutarnji list mentions PFVMH.

 


 

BMW’s official dealers in Kyiv gave PFVMH to motorcycles. PFVMH will make use of the bikes’ higher maneuverability as compared to four-wheeled vehicles to deliver medicines to hard-to-reach places and evacuate the wounded with minor injuries from there.

 


 

PFVMH President Oleh Shyba deployed the PFVMH-West detachment in Lviv Oblast.

Mar. 20, 2022

An ambulance from the PFVMH-Nord base came under the enemy’s fire while reconnoitering in the Lyutizh direction. Two more PFVMH teams worked at the Irpin Bridge on the evacuation of civilians and the provision of medical aid to the wounded (more details here).

 


 

The head of the Ukrainian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church prayed for the volunteer medics and their patients at the PFVMH-Center base in Kyiv (more details here).

 


 

One of PFVMH’s ambulances, nicknamed “British Horse: for its righthand steering wheel, went to reinforce the volunteer hospital’s Zhytomyr detachment.

Mar. 19, 2022

PFVMH received three ambulances one of which it gave to the Volunteer Ukrainian Corps “Right Sector.” Already in its first mission, one of the new ambulances evacuated three wounded, including one heavy, from the Irpin Bridge (more details here).

 


 

The Washington Post yesterday told about four Ukrainian women who had not left Ukraine because of the muscovite plague but stayed to defend the country. The article, “Ukrainian women stand strong against Russian invaders,” unfolds with a story about the “fantastic nurse of PFVMH,” Viktoria Kramarenko (more details here).

Mar. 18, 2022

Two PFVMH teams continued evacuating residents of Irpin, Bucha, and Hostomel from the Irpin bridge to Kyiv. One more team took heavy-wounded warriors brought from Chernihiv and transported them to Kyiv City Hospital #17.

Mar. 17, 2022

Two PFVMH teams working in the direction of Irpin have evacuated several wounded Ukrainian warriors.

Mar. 16, 2022

A PFVMH team evacuated a warrior (nom de guerre Sova) of the Irpin Territorial Defense with head shell shock and abdominal trauma to Kyiv hospital #7.

Mar. 15, 2022

Mail Online published a story about courageous nine-year-old Sasha who lost her arm and her father after the muscovite barbarians machine-gunned the car in which her family tried to flee battle-stricken Hostomel. The girl was operated on by PFVMH veteran Vladyslav Horbovets. (Read on the Mail Online site.)

 


 

A PFVMH team that worked near the Irpin Bridge saved the life of a wounded defender of Ukraine who approached the volunteer medics for help. The patient was stabilized and brought to the OkhMatDyt hospital (more details here).

 


 

Gennadiy Druzenko came to the hospital to see the wounded American journalist and brought his and his killed colleague’s cameras and other reporter’s gear (more details here):

Mar. 14, 2022

Two PFVMH teams worked near the Irpin Bridge. “The mousetrap is about to snap: it’s getting more and more dangerous and hot there” – Gennadiy Druzenko.


On Ukrainian Volunteer Day, PFVMH is opening its second location. Now we work in two teams: PFVMH-CENTER and PFVMH-NORD.

Mar. 13, 2022

A PFVMH ambulance team transported from under the Irpin Bridge an injured American journalist to Kyiv’s maternity and childhood protection hospital OkhMatDyt (now repurposed for the care of the wounded). Juan, a reporter of one of U.S. publications, got a femoral bullet wound. The evacuation was carried out by the team of Viktor Belilovets, Viktoria Kramarenko, Iryna Danylivska, and Volodymyr Havryschenko.

Mar. 12, 2022

PFVMH continued evacuating residents of Kyiv suburbs Irpin, Bucha, and Hostomel. Three teams brought to Kyiv hundreds of people and about 100 pets.

In the evacuation process, PFVMH veteran Viktor Belilovets participated in saving a wounded soldier.

PFVMH’s unit in Zhytomyr dispatched an eight-year boy who lost his hand in a bombardment from the local children’s hospital to Mukachevo.

(More details and videos here.)


A group of benefactors from the Ukrainian diaspora gave PFVMH a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle along with medical equipment and medicines that the volunteer hospital needs for its operations (more details here).

Mar. 11, 2022

Four PFVMH teams participated in today’s evacuation from the Irpin bridge: three ambulances and our old good minibus “Thomas” with our icon-painter Oles Kllymenko in the driver’s seat.

At the end of the day, one of the teams (Viktoria Kramarenko, Taras Pankevych, and Serhiy Kysil) went under shelling. Thank God, all are alive (more details and photos here).


Vascular surgeon Vladyslav Horbovets has returned to Kyiv from occupied Bucha – together with all the heroic doctors of the Irpin Central City Hospital! (On Mar. 2, PFVMH brought him to the active battle-ground to operate on the wounded.) (More details here)


 

Those who, unfortunately, has not survived the nightmare of the war also need to be evacuated from this inferno

Mar. 10, 2022

Today’s evacuation from Irpin on the photos by Maksym Druzenko (three PFVMH ambulance teams were working):

 


 

Every morning at 9:30 a.m. the PFVMH holds a conference to discuss current issues and set tasks for the day:

 


 

The polish online service wPolityce.pl published a report about the evacuation from Irpin a part of which is dedicated to the PFVMH (scroll down to “Ochotniczy Batalion „Mobilny Szpital””):

Mar. 9, 2022

A PFVMH ambulance team delivered the wounded border guard to Poland where the Polish emergency medical services (Państwowe Ratownictwo Medyczne) took over and will transport her to Germany (more details as well as photos and videos here).

Mar. 8, 2022

During the day, two teams of PFVMH ambulances evacuated over 500 residents of Irpin, Bucha, and Hostomel (more details as well as photos and videos here).


New York Post published a report by Hollie McKay dedicated inter alia to the PFVMH (read on the New York Post site).

Two more news platforms also published stories about the PFVMH: MEAWW та Techno Trenz.


PFVMH received a humanitarian cargo from Lviv – medicines and children’s goods for Kyiv, Chernihiv:

 


 

PFVMH is transporting a wounded female border guard to Germany using one of the ambulances that were received just yesterday (more details here).

Mar. 7, 2022

War or no war, the birthday is as scheduled. We congratulate our wonderful doctor Halyn Chernysh “the Ukrainian dokhturka”!

 


A nice addition in the PFVMH “stable” (more details here):

 


Today between the exit from Kyiv and the entry to Irpin:

 


From vascular surgeon Vladyslav Horbovets who still works in the local hospital of occupied Bucha: “The hospital holds on, provides care. Yesterday, a new Ukrainian was born after the cesarean.”

Mar. 6, 2022

The PFVMH ambulance has evacuated about 100 persons from Irpin, Bucha, and Hostomel – from the bombed out bridge to the nearest post in the neighborhood of Agromat. The team of Serhiy Kysil, Suren Avakyan, Viktor Belilovets, and Taras Pankevych made a total of six runs:

 


A conference of representatives of various volunteer medical units: PFVMH, Hospitaliers, and AVC

The PFVMH gives IFAKs to Territorial Defense warriors

Mar. 5, 2022

Message to Gennadiy Druzenko in the morning (abridged):

“Hello, Gennady! I heard you on radio from Zhuliany. My wife is in the Oleksandrivska Hospital with a stroke. Already discharged. Was not taken out today. No transport. She needs just to be brought from Pechersk to the left bank [of the Dnipro], Roman Shukhevych Avenue. Moreover, we need diabetes medications. IF POSSIBLE. THANK YOU. I’m near Dymer in an occupied village.”

Message to Gennadiy Druzenko in the evening:

“She was taken from the hospital. Thank you for your daily exploit and labor! May God bless you all!”


The PFVMH ambulance got under shelling while trying to evacuate the wounded from Irpin:

 


The PFVMH has received support from Prykarpattia
The PFVMH brought a servicewoman who needed urgent care from the Kyiv Airport to the military hospital. At the same time, medicines were also delivered that the airport defenders shared with the hospital

Mar. 4, 2022

Taras Pankevych, French Foreign Legion veteran, brought to Zhuliany to strengthen the medical service of the Kyiv Airport defenders
The PFVMH distributes humanitarian support to temporarily occupied territories around Kyiv

 

Передача медикаментів на блок-пост
Andriy Prokopenko (right), head of the Chernihiv Oblast State Administration in 2019-20, has taken charge of the PFVMH logistics & humanitarian activity

Mar. 3, 2022

Good Soldier Buyvol. “War is shit… But in this shit occur real diamonds” – Gennadiy Druzenko about Ihor Buyvol.

Delivery of humanitarian aid for the warriors defending the Kyiv Airport. Provision of logistic support to people leaving Kyiv and returning to Kyiv.

We help American journalist Holly McKay collect information for her reports (Instagram video). Hollie’s story in New York Post: “Inside Ukraine’s desperate fight against Russia at Kyiv airport.”

Mar. 2, 2022

Ukrainian doctor Taras Pankevych, French Foreign Legion veteran, joined the PFVMH (second from the left)
Viktoria Kramarenko, the “PFVMH Fantastic Nurse,” treats a burn on American journalist Hollie McKay

The PFVMH brought vascular surgeon Vladyslav Horbovets to the local hospital in Bucha – an active battle-ground – to operate on the wounded.

Vladyslav Horbovets walks toward the blown-up bridge on the highway to Bucha and Hostomel. A car is waiting for him on the other side to bring him to the hospital

Mar. 1, 2022

Early morning – the first evacuation of a warrior with acute appendicitis from the Kyiv Airport to the Emergency Hospital. He was then operated on by PFVMH abdominal surgeon Ivan Slichko.

The PFVMH continued setting up our new base. We also performed unit cohesion of the team, organized round-the-clock outposts to guard the building in which the PFVMF is deployed, and detained a spotter who decided to take “selfies” against the background of our base during the curfew.

Feb. 28, 2022

We moved to our own base and began setting it up. Got in touch and agreed on interaction with a troop of volunteers who defend the Kyiv Airport (Zhuliany).

 

Feb. 27, 2022

The PFVMH joined the party defending the Kyiv City State Administration. We received arms, stocked up medicines, and established interaction with other units.

 

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