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Wounded Ukrainian sailor needs to be transferred to hospital for further treatment

Andriy Eider suffers from convulsions; he still has shell fragments in his hand and legs, which the doctors never took out
08:05, 1 February 2019

TSN

Andriy Eider, the Ukrainian sailor wounded in the Russian attack in the Kerch Strait suffers the consequences of his injuries, which is why he needs to be transferred to a highly qualified medical facility for further treatment. TSN news channel reported that.

'Eider needs enhanced lab examination and constant escort in the future; he needs ultrasound and X-ray examinations of his limbs, and CT of his lower limbs', reads the message.

He also needs neurologic treatment because it is necessary to find out about the nature of his convulsions. Apparently, in Kerch, where the Ukrainian sailors were held at first, Eider and his teammates did not get the due medical aid; the doctors never took out the shells from his body.

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The Ukrainian medics who got the chance to examine Eider concluded that the seaman suffers the following injuries: a fragmentary wound to the right arm, multiple wounds to the right hip (damage to the hip muscles, foreign objects in the hip and the defect of soft tissues on the anterior surface), the fragmentary wound and bruising of the left knee joint, and a foreign body in the left hip. His legs partially lost mobility because of the injuries.

On November 25, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy attacked the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. Ukrainian ships were rejected passage via the Kerch Strait, Russian coast guards opened aimed fire on them.

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All 24 sailors on board were captured and delivered to Moscow – 21 of them were delivered to Lefortovo remand center, another - to the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison.

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On December 3, the Russian prosecutors officially accused Ukrainian sailors with the 'illegal crossing of the state border' during the attack in the Kerch Strait.

Facing an extension of the sentence term, Ukrainian POWs detained in the Kerch Strait refused to testify in Lefortovo court. Sailors were distributed into six groups, four people in each. On January 15, 2019 Moscow's Lefortovo district court decided to keep 20 Ukrainian sailors in remand until April 24. On January 16, the court extended the detention term for another 4 sailors.

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