Shortly before the liberation of Balakliya, the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital deployed a large stabilization point in the area of this city in the Kharkiv Oblast. According to the hospital leader, Gennady Druzenko, PFVMH knew about the attack and advanced from the place of permanent deployment. The point was set up in a half-ruined farmer’s hangar next to the hangar, where the sunflower seeds set on fire by the invaders were still burning. The next day, Ukrainian troops began an offensive, and the wounded began arriving.
“Offensive is a thing you have to pay for and pay dearly. That is, unfortunately, there are a lot of wounded,” says Druzenko. In an interview with Radio NV journalist Dmytro Tuzov, he talks about the role of medics in this war and emphasizes the nationwide nature of this war and the need to unite the efforts of the army and volunteers: