On February 26, a man set himself on fire during the protest against consequences of the medical reform, which was held under the building of the Office of the President. According to the National Guard serviceman Serhii Dolia, the area was immediately surrounded and the injured person was provided with the first aid.
He also noted that the man’s wounds had been treated with an analgesic spray after the flames had been extinguished. It was specified that the victim was a resident of the Sumy region.
"He was covered in jackets and we tried to douse the flames. I do not know about the severity of the burns that he got. Everything happened very quickly and a decision was made in a short time. The scene was surrounded, the operative group arrived. Along with the man who committed the arson, there was another man who tried to help him and put out the fire. He was hospitalized with burns on his hands," the serviceman stated.
At the same time, the doctor of Kyiv City Hospital No. 2 Andrii Zhorniv said that about 30% of the victim’s body surface was burned and he required a skin graft.
As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was agitated following the self-immolation that took place next to the President's Office.
According to his press secretary, employees of the department of appeals of citizens have already gone to visit self-arsonist. They will try to find out what kind of problematic issues prompted the victim to such an act.