46-year-old Ruslan Pustovoit was transported in critical condition by helicopter from the front line. He is conscious now. Scouting the territory near Shyrokyne along with two comrade-in-arms he ran into a militants’ ambush. A sabotage group of the enemy went into Ukrainian-held territory. The warriors managed to detect the controlled mine just in time, but the enemy opened fire at once. One Ukrainian serviceman was killed. Ruslan, bleeding profusely, was carried for almost a kilometer by his sworn brother, who himself received an arm wound. “We were walking, scouting trees and shrubs. We saw the mine. I gave the order to stop. But this is the last thing I remember. Then there was gun fire. We shot as long as we could”, – the serviceman says.
Several teams of surgeons operated him in regional Mechnikov Hospital. As the head doctor of regional hospital named after Mechnikov Serhii Ryzhenko informed, currently the scout is feeling much better.