Rapid Response

April 28, 2017

Soldier who protected his almost severed leg with a backpack tracked down by militants

Soldier who protected his almost severed leg with a backpack tracked down by militants
Ukrainian soldier Serhiy Kozak was one of the first to the front, and after being shot he almost lost his leg. A sergeant in the 95th Brigade, Kozak became a real legend. Indeed, after doctors sewed him up , he returned to work. Now Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence has confimed he has been harrased via social media. However that is not the worst he has been through.
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He said that near the beginning of the war, when the military declared a truce while trying to remove equipment from their positions, they were attacked by militants. “And then got into an ambush – shot at our vehicle. Because the hatches were open, no shell bursts inside they just shot into the APC,” Kozak says.

As a result, between the Ukrainian army and the terrorists a firefight began. Kozak then felt a strong burning sensation in his right leg, trying to ignore it and not even looking down it was when he ran out of ammo, and he was for new ammo, he then saw that his left leg had been almost torn off.

“It hung by a piece of skin. I hardly even felt it. No, no I was not in shock. I slipped the injured leg into a backpack and continued to shoot. Near me lay our driver Yuriy Veselskiy, he also has a severed leg. he tried to put a tourniquet, and failed. Then he tried to protect me. Yuri has left those who were close to him,” Kozak says.

Nonetheless, doctors sewed the hero back up, but he did not retreat from his service even after that and still returned to the front and one-and-a-half years after the injury. At the end of 2016, Kozak’s contract expired and he returned to civilian life, but says that if necessary, he would return to the ATO zone.

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In the meantime, you can help Ukraine’s guys who are keeping defenses at the hottest point of the front. Your donations to the projectRapid Response enable us to buy the most necessary equipment to hold defenses and push back the enemy. Get involved in the project.

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Rapid Response

2192 people

donated

5 341 373 UAH (193 282 USD)

of 5 581 692 UAH (201 978 USD) needed

95% raised

Updated 16.05.2019 at 17:00
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Mykolaiv regional charitable foundation “BLAGOCHESTYA REGIONAL FUND”
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Purpose of payment: Charitable donation. Rapid Response.

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Beneficiary: Mykolayiv Regional Charitable Foundation “Regional Foundation Blagochestya”
IBAN­code: UA803266100000026009053209659
Account: 26009053209659
Beneficiary address: UA 54000, Mykolaiv, Buznyka str. 5, 118
Beneficiary bank: Privatbank
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Intermediary bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank,New York ,USA
Swift code: CHASUS33
Correspondent account: 001-­1­-000080
Description: Charitable donation for “Rapid Response” project
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Correspondent account: 890-­0085-­754
Description: Charitable donation for “Rapid Response” project.

SWIFT-transfer in EUR

Beneficiary: Mykolayiv Regional Charitable Foundation “Regional Foundation Blagochestya”
IBAN­code: UA413266100000026009053206287
Account: 26009053206287
Beneficiary address: UA 54000, Mykolaiv, Buznyka str. 5, 118
Beneficiary bank: Privatbank
50, Naberezhna Peremogy Street, Dnipropetrovsk, 49094, Ukraine
Swift code: PBANUA2X

Intermediary bank: Commerzbank AG ,Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Swift code: COBADEFF
Correspondent account: 400886700401
Description: Charitable donation for “Rapid Response” project.


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