As the conflict between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists continues, wounded soldiers are pouring into a makeshift hospital near the city of Bakhmut. An abandoned building located just 20 minutes outside of the city has been transformed into a frontline hospital to treat soldiers injured in the ongoing battle.
The hospital is staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses who work tirelessly around-the-clock to provide care for those who have suffered injuries on the front lines. While conditions are far from ideal, with limited supplies and equipment, medical personnel are doing their best to save lives.
According to one doctor working at the hospital, "We see all kinds of injuries here - gunshot wounds, shrapnel wounds, burns. It's heartbreaking to see so many young men come through our doors with life-changing injuries."
Despite these challenges, there is a sense of camaraderie among those being treated at the hospital. Many of them have been fighting alongside each other for months and have formed strong bonds through their shared experiences.
"I'm grateful for this place," said one soldier recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. "Without it, I don't know where we would go."
While international aid organizations do provide some support to hospitals in Ukraine's conflict zone, resources remain scarce. The makeshift hospital near Bakhmut serves as a reminder that even amidst war-torn conditions solidarity remains possible.
As long as fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, hospitals like this will be essential in providing care for those caught up in this deadly conflict.