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Video shows Welsh ambulance donated to Ukraine shelled by Russia

05 Apr 2022 2 minute read
The Welsh ambulance hit by shelling. Image by Instagram/@ambulanceforukraine

A Welsh ambulance sent to Ukraine to help administer vital emergency healthcare amid the invasion has been shelled by Russia, according to those who organised the purchase.

Dr Mateo Szmidt, an emergency medicine consultant at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, launched a GoFundMe campaign last month to raise £15,000 to purchase the vehicle.

He has subsequently fundraised to send two additional ambulances.

But on his Instagram page he posted a video of the ambulance being hit by Russian shelling.

“I am sad and angry as this just shows how the Russians have no conscience about attacking civilian sites,” he said.

“Our 1st Ambulance that made it all the way to Mikolayev has been shelled at. I am waiting to hear if our ambulance is salvageable. Will keep you posted.”

 

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A post shared by @ambulanceforukraine

The ambulance was packed full of medical aid before it was driven to the Ukrainian border.

Mykolaiv, or Nikolaev, is a city near the Black Sea in southern Ukraine.

Dr Szmidt told ITV last month that he came up with the idea after hearing of a similar initiative in Poland.

“I thought that if they’re in need of these ambulances to transport patients the ambulances we use [in the NHS] and that get decommissioned are very good,” he sai.


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Richard
Richard
5 months ago

Our Pro Putin Trolls seem very quiet of late. Looking forward to hearing their take on this !? Perhaps the good folk of Ukraine 🇺🇦 are attacking their own 🚑 😮

Robin Lynn
Robin Lynn
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard

One has to ask why anyone was filming a stationary ambulance at just the right time?

Richard
Richard
5 months ago
Reply to  Robin Lynn

Might well be CCTV as we have at our hospital sites ?

Do you not use them in Russia comrade ?

Robin Lynn
Robin Lynn
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Fair point about CCTV. Russians were using them before anyone else I suspect.

Richard
Richard
5 months ago
Reply to  Robin Lynn

KGB or FSB mate …? I bow to your superior knowledge here …comrade…

lufcwls
lufcwls
5 months ago
Reply to  Robin Lynn

It’s clearly CCTV footage.

CrisCymru
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Good shot, shame no Ukrainians nazis were inside it. спаси́бо.

Richard
Richard
5 months ago
Reply to  CrisCymru

Just dont seem to be any around comrade 😎

Llinos
Llinos
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Nazis in Ukraine seem to be like WMDs in Iraq and voting irregularities in Philadelphia. Purely in the minds of the hateful old men wanting to justify hateful atrocities

Kiosk
Kiosk
5 months ago
Reply to  CrisCymru

гребаный идиот

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
5 months ago

Very sad to see the disgusting act of targeting ambulances sent from Wales to aid the injured.. 😐

Richard
Richard
5 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Only the Putin trolls would rejoice ?

CrisCymru
5 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Russian school’s and hospital’s in the Donbass are regular targets for Ukraine’s military.

Richard
Richard
5 months ago
Reply to  CrisCymru

Is that the Donbass your lot have taken over or the Dombass your comrades are invading currently…?

Llinos
Llinos
5 months ago
Reply to  CrisCymru

There are no Russian schools and hospitals in Donbas. Donbas is part of Ukraine. The only thing Russia has made in Ukraine is widows, widowers, orphans and chaos.

Richard
Richard
5 months ago
Reply to  Llinos

Llinos, i think the good comrade is perhaps watching too much Siberia TV for his news or handouts ?

Rob
Rob
5 months ago

The extremists in Russia are far more of a threat to the world than the neo-nazis in Ukraine. Russia has both neo-nazis many of whom are praised by Putin, as well as communists who have admiration for Joseph Stalin. Political opponents are poisoned, and people thrown in prison for speaking out against their government. Now they have a tyrant who can end the civilised world simply by pressing a button. Yet some people would rather harp on about the Azov Battalion as though as if they are representing the Ukrainian people, despite the fact they have a Jewish President.

Llinos
Llinos
5 months ago
Reply to  Rob

The Azov battalion are vile. But they are only one battalion. And currently they are killing invaders. Britain seems to have a lot more xenophobes than Ukraine does.

Rob
Rob
5 months ago
Reply to  Llinos

Thats very true. The Ukrainians need all the help they can get.

Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
5 months ago

Pray for Ukraine’s success in defending against its bullying larger neighbour. Just imagine what it is like for your country to be the emasculated client of a neighbouring country with imperial ambitions.

Llinos
Llinos
5 months ago

I can taste the irony. It is very bitter and metallic

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