US News: Foncing to Lviv, a medical train carries wounded east of Ukraine

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  Fonçant vers Lviv, un train médicalisé transporte des blessés de l'est de l'Ukraine © AFP

F towards Lviv, a medical train transports wounded to evacuate them, far from the violent fighting of the east of the east ' Ukraine .

For Evguen Perepelytsia, electrician before the war, he is the hope to finally review his children, a few days after having brought death.

"It is hoped that the worst is behind us, that after all that I have crossed, it will be better," says the 30-year-old man, lying on a bed in a wagon, fabricated in a gray blanket.

It was among a group of 48 people, injured or elderly, evacuated this weekend since the east of Ukraine, where the fighting is intense, towards Lviv, the great city of the west of the country.

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A long journey night to be safe.

This is the first evacuation of the genre since the murderous Russian strike on the Kramatorsk train station on Friday, which killed 57 people including at least 5 children. And the fourth organized by NGO doctors without borders (MSF) since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24th.

Inside one of the cars processed into a fortune hospital, Mr. Perepelytsia tells the AFP how he lost his leg during a bombardment against his hometown of Guirské, 75 kilometers north- West of Lugansk.

He was outside his house when the bomb exploded, a few moments after talking with his wife the opportunity to leave and join their children in the west of the country.

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"I took a step forward, and when I wanted to do the second, hop, I fell!" He said.

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"The impact took place really close. The bomb touched a monument with a fragment torn my leg."

"We saved it"

sitting on the end of his bed, his wife, Iulia, 29, explains to AFP the fear she felt the idea of ​​losing her husband.

"He lost consciousness twice when he was in intensive care," she adds. "Doctors could not save his leg, but he was saved him."

Their three children await them in Lviv, with their grandmother.

"We will not return" in the east of the country, she hammers.

According to the UN Sunday, 1,793 civilians were killed and 2.439 since the beginning of the conflict on February 24, but the experts agree that the actual figures are probably much higher.

More than 10 million Ukrainians had to leave their homes, either to go abroad or to find refuge elsewhere in Ukraine, very often in the west of the country.

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In recent days, the authorities of the Eastern regions have exhorted the inhabitants to evacuate the zone for fears of a major offensive of the Russian army in the coming days.

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At the arrival of the train to Lviv, doctors work, they, to help those who can not walk alone to join the ambulances stationed nearby. The others are installed on buses towards a near hospital.

In one of the buses, Praskovia, 77, waits, the eye hidden by a big white bandage.

"My eye hurts me", murmurs this old lady, who did not want to give his last name and said from the village of Novodrujesk, in the region of Lugansk.

"Doctors on the train have been to little care," she says.

"We go back tonight"

in front of her, it's Ivan, a 67-year-old man, touched by bullet by the Russians and who had to wait two days in a basement, wounded, before being rescued in the City of Popasna (East).

His neighbors gave him first aid before the arrival of doctors.

Not far from the railway station, Jean-Clément Cabrol, Coordinator for MSF, looks forward to the success of the operation.

But many other civilians in the east of the country still need to be evacuated and transported in a medical train, "he recalls.

"We go back tonight," Launches Mr. Cabrol on the wharf, determined to continue the evacuations.

11/04/2022 11:54:52 - Lviv (Ukraine) - © 2022 AFP

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