26-year-old captain of the 8th separate Special Purpose Regiment based in Khmelnytskyi, Oleksandr Petrakivskyi was wounded in the head on July 20 near the village of Shchastia of the Luhansk region. The soldier was hit in the head by a frag, Censor.NET reports citing ye.ua.
"They were ambushed, though there was not supposed to be any. Apparently somebody gave them up. A fight broke out. Sasha was carrying out the wounded and gave one of them his helmet because the guy lost his in the fight. A few minutes later, Sasha was hit by a frag in the head," says the father of the soldier Petro Petrakivskyi. During the shooting two Khmelnytskyi commandos were killed and five wounded. "Sasha stayed conscious despite the wound in his head as long as he could. Medical assistance was provided to the guys in Vinnytsia off-site field hospital," the father says. "Sasha ordered the doctors to first help his men first, although they were less heavily wounded. He is like that. Perhaps, this delay had its impact on the recovery. "
The first surgery on Oleksandr Petrakivskyi was made at the field hospital, the next one in Kharkiv. During this time, the captain had two minor strokes and cerebral edema. Right now the soldier is at the Lviv military hospital: "To reduce the swelling, they put him in an induced coma until Monday. He is in a very bad condition, but the doctors say that the brain is alive, so there is hope."
Each day of treatment of captain Petrakivskyi costs six thousand hryvnia, but it's still not that much money. A hospital in Israel can put the captain of the 8 Separate Special Purpose Regiment on his feet but it will cost 150,000 euros. You can help Oleksandr Petrakivskyi by transferring money to the account in Privatbank: 5167-9872-0414-2794 (Petrakivska (Kistei) Halyna). Father's phone: 067-34-82-170 (Petrakivskyi Petro), mother's phone: 063-111-92-86 (Petrakivska Tetiana).