“At around 11:30pm, we began hearing explosions. Initially, they seemed distant, but gradually they approached. Suddenly, a missile struck the room where myself and other MSF staff were present. Fortunately, the impact was on the corner of the room, which is likely what saved us,” said Artem Tretiakov, an ambulance driver with MSF.
After the attack, MSF’s team immediately began providing emergency first aid for those injured inside the hospital. An additional intensive care ambulance and emergency team were also dispatched to the hospital in Selydove to provide further support.
“All the lights in the hospital premises went out. We proceeded to the corridor and enquired about anyone needing assistance. Using flashlights and mobile phones, we provided first aid, making makeshift bandages,” explained MSF doctor, Yevheniia Mitiaieva.