Explosive bomb removed from Ukrainian soldier’s chest in dangerous operation

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image source, Hannah Painter Facebook


X-rays show how close the grenade was to the Ukrainian soldier’s heart.

In what the Ukrainian government described as a “lucky scare”, a wounded soldier successfully dislodged a grenade from his chest.

The result of the delicate surgery was announced by the Deputy Defense Minister, Hannah Maliar, who posted on social networks, “Not all wounds in the heart area are fatal.”

He said the grenade was disposed of under the supervision of two bomb experts to ensure the safety of the doctors. Give guidelines to prevent it from exploding.

Maliar said the operation was carried out by Andriy Verba, 57, who is considered one of the most experienced doctors in the Ukrainian army.

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