5/23/2023 – Unable to fight now, two Ukrainian amputees walk to raise funds for a military hospital

From AP News by By SAMYA KULLAB:

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The task for the Ukrainian war veterans was clear: From different cities, Oleksandr Shevtsov and Serhii Khrapko would walk 120 kilometers (75 miles) and meet somewhere in the middle in honor of their comrades wounded in Russia’s war against their homeland.

Their walk was shared on social media and they started collecting donations to raise funds to supply medical equipment to Ukraine’s main military hospital. Their walk was also an inspiration for many across the country — both the men were severely wounded in Russia’s last major war with Ukraine in 2014 and had to have limbs amputated.

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