Many prisoners of war have amputations, and two have burns covering 60% of their bodies - Azov

5 July, 2022 Tuesday

All defenders have concussions of varying severity. They are exhausted and are suffering extreme weight loss

Olena Tolkachova, head of the Patronage Service of the Azov Regiment, told about this in the Volunteers and War program on Espreso TV. 

"Absolutely all prisoners of war who returned home have contusions of varying degrees of severity," - the head of the Patronage Service of the Azov regiment, OlenaTolkachova. - Most of them have mine-explosive limb injuries with amputations. There are a lot of comminuted fractures. Two defenders are with burns over 60% of their bodies. They were in the burn center of Donetsk. Specialists are currently examining them in Dnipro, and then the National Guard will transport them based on the recommendation. Most likely, it will already be rehabilitation. It makes no sense to treat them, so there will be a rehabilitation process."

There was an opportunity to operate on a prisoner of war in a hospital in Donetsk, but they did not do it. Now he is learning to walk again.

All released prisoners of war are psychologically and physically exhausted. All have critical weight loss.

"They have a fighting spirit, but they are very exhausted and tired," - Olena Tolkachova says. - They were malnourished and did not communicate with their families. We still cannot connect some of them with their relatives, because they are in uncontrolled territories,  and there is no contact with them."

According to Olena Tolkachova, prisoners were given medical care in different ways. Some were treated within medical protocols, while others were not treated at all or had nominal medical coverage.

"We are currently transporting one defender to a specialized medical facility. He should be operated on there," - Olena Tolkachova says. - Currently a prisoner of war with an open leg fracture.  He was in this condition for more than two months.  Why he was not operated on in Donetsk is an open question.  Although we know that they had such an opportunity.  In fact, he will learn to walk again, because he has been lying down for a long time.  At the medical facility, he will now undergo an operation and restore his leg. And then rehabilitation awaits him."

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