According to the military of Ukraine, a surgeon removed a live bomb from inside a soldier’s chest.
After warnings from the armed forces that it could “detonate any time”, one of Ukraine’s most skilled military surgeons removed the explosive.
The operation was successful, and the soldier who was injured was sent to rehabilitation.
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A X-ray image taken by the Ukrainian military showed the live grenade in the soldier’s chest.
The soldier was treated by surgeon Andriy Verba without the use of electrocoagulation, which is a common technique to stop bleeding during surgery.
After the surgery, he was seen holding the undetonated weapon.
“Not all injuries to the heart are fatal!” Telegram quoted Hanna Maliar, Ukraine’s deputy defense minister, as saying that not every injury to the heart is fatal.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces did not provide any details about the time and method of the surgery.
Russian soldiers use a variety of different grenades.
In a war-torn hospital in Ukraine
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The war in Ukraine is now in its eleventh month. Doctors and nurses at military hospitals continue to treat injured soldiers and civilians.
Russia was charged with attacking Ukrainian hospitals last May in what experts described as a terrorist bombing campaign.
Sky News’ analysis at the time showed that nearly four attacks per day were committed against medics, and healthcare facilities in Ukraine since the war started.
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A presidential advisor to Ukraine claimed last month that the country had lost between 10,000- 13,000 soldiers in the conflict.
Mykhailo Podolyak’s comments appeared to be the first estimation of the death toll since August.