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 WAR STORIES. VOLONTEER ARMEN

WAR STORIES. VOLONTEER ARMEN

On the exit from Mykolaivka the militants have set up barricades. The car was trying to drive around them but on the side of the road the terrorists placed a landmine. An explosion ... the girl was saved only because her grandmother put her on her lap. The blast threw her 20 meters to the side. No one else survived.

Censor.NET editor-in-chief Yurii Butusov writes on his Facebook page:

On the eve before the trip to Sloviansk I sat in Varenichnaya (restaurant) with Sasha - volunteer of the 2nd Battalion of the National Guard and his fiancee. He was in the battle on the 1st checkpoint shelled by terrorist tanks, his brother died in his arms ... I will tell this story a little later. Sasha told me of invaluable help provided to our soldiers near Sloviansk by volunteer Armen and his team. They always come to the rescue with supplies. And when the 1st checkpoint was attacked, the only car that came for the wounded was Armen's. At this point a couple of people sitting at the next table turn to me: "Yurii, we read you posts, please pass this aid to our soldiers in the East" and they hand me 2000 hryvnias (it was Liudmyla and Volodymyr Shostak, parents of Liubov Shostak). I decided that these funds plus $1,000 collected by the employees of Censor.NET will be passed to this amazing volunteer Armen.

Well, the next day when I came to Izium and got out of the car, the first person I saw there was Armen Nikogosyan. No matter how unbelievable it is I'm not surprised by these things any more. I had to go on, so I just came to Armen and sais "Armen, hi, you are helping our soldiers, this is for you from people from Kyiv and from Censor.NET, thank you very much." I asked Armen what impressed him the most during the last 24 hours (July 5):

"Today I drove a 10-year-old girl to the hospital. Her family lived in the village of Mykolaivka near Sloviansk. Today they decided to leave the city. They collected their things and got in the car. On the exit from Mykolaivka the militants have set up barricades. The car was trying to drive around them but on the side of the road the terrorists placed a landmine. An explosion ... the girl was saved only because her grandmother put her on her lap. The blast threw her 20 meters to the side. No one else survived.

I helped her - I am a surgeon myself. She only regained consciousness in the hospital where I brought her. Thank God that she was saved, it could have been bad but God's will saved her ... I knew that now she would come around, and stayed by her side. She opened her eyes and started asking me. Where's my mommy? Where's my daddy? Where's grandma? She did not understand and could not remember anything. she thought the car was in an accident ... I could not tell her ... I told her that her parents will not forget her, will not leave her, they will look after her. They are just in another ward. Then her mother's sister came. I gave her all the personal items that were found after the explosion. And she stayed with the child. And I'm back in Sloviansk. There's a lot of work..."

 
 
 
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