A Ukrainian surgeon successfully removed a live grenade from a soldier’s chest.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine tweeted that the grenade could have exploded “at any moment”.
The operation went well and the wounded soldier was sent to convalescence, the Ukrainian military said.
A team of Ukrainian military surgeons has successfully removed an unexploded grenade from the body of a Ukrainian soldier, according to the country armed forces.
According to Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, Major General Andrii Verba performed the operation without electrocoagulation – a common method to stop bleeding during the operation – because “the grenade could explode at any moment”.
According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, two sappers were on hand to handle the live grenade after it was removed from the soldier’s chest. X-rays shared by the defense chief showed the apparent shell – which appeared to be an explosive round that would have been fired by a shell washer.
Another picture showed a doctor holding up the metal case in his bloodied gloves.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine tweeted that “everything went well – the wounded has already been sent for rehabilitation and recovery”.
Translations by Oleksandr Vynogradov.
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