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Border guard injured in Zakarpattia, has surgery, remains in critical condition

On November 16 smugglers ran over an employee of the State Border Guard in Zakarpattia region
18:17, 16 November 2018

Facebook Oleg Slobodyan

The condition of the injured border guard who was moved down by the car of cigarettes smugglers in Zakarpattia is unstable and critical. His spleen was taken out, as Yuriy Matichyn, deputy chief doctor of Rakhiv regional hospital, told 112 Ukraine.

“The surgical team conducted laparotomy removing the damages of the liver. The spleen was taken out. He is connected to the artificial ventilation machine, he receives relevant infusions. He is not transportable. Expert team from the district clinical hospital arrived to decide on the further treatment,” Matichyn commented.

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Earlier, an incident occurred in Zakarpattya region, westernmost Ukraine, where a car driver ran over an employee of the State Border Guard. 

In the small hours of Friday, the servicemen of the State Border Guard and their Romanian colleagues detained two smugglers and ten packages of tobacco products on the Romanian side of the border.

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