CGTN: Ukrainian soldiers treat mental illness with acupuncture and clay modeling 06.12.2022, 22:49

At the front, the mentally unstable Ukrainian soldiers receive acupuncture, yoga and pottery treatment. This was reported by the Chinese global television network. CGTNjournalist visited the Lesnaya Polyana rehabilitation center in Kiev.

Andriy Gerasimenko, one of the center’s patients, told the TV channel that he suffered psychological trauma while hiding in the trenches in the suburbs of Kiev and that many bombs exploded next to him.

“I don’t even know how I felt when the bombs exploded, but I realized that I couldn’t fulfill my duties. I knew there was something wrong with my body, ”said the Ukrainian fighter.

According to the channel, Gerasimenko was diagnosed with an “anxiety disorder” and was sent to rehab. Now he’s back to the front.

In Lesnaya Polyana, a total of about 220 people, mostly soldiers, are being treated. Every week, 5-7 more people come to the center.

Neurologist Ksenia Vosnitsyna, director of the center, said that patients suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, feelings of helplessness and survivors’ guilt.

He also reported that many Ukrainian soldiers have post-concussion syndrome, which is caused by a sudden drop in pressure from an explosion that caused a head injury.

Former Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reportedThat the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in November 2022 amounted to more than 8.3 thousand people. At the same time, Ukrainian troops lost 5 aircraft, 10 helicopters, 149 tanks and more than 300 armored combat vehicles.

He added that recently the Russian army took control of six settlements in the Donbass: Mayorsk, Pavlovka, Opytnoe, Andreevka, Belogorovka Yuzhnaya and Kurdyumovka.



Source: Gazeta

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