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Shot in Neck, Ukraine Nurse Posts 'I'm Dying,' Becomes Face of Unrest

Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 06:15 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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A nurse in Ukraine posted online “I’m dying” after she was shot in the neck as she tried to take care of wounded protesters, The Times reports. Her story and images put a face to a situation that continues to deteriorate.

A picture of 21-year-old Olesya Zhukovskaya, wounded and clutching a cell phone, was reposted across the Internet, although many of the Twitter pictures have been removed.

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As the online community clamored to know more about what happened to the young woman, who was called a volunteer nurse or medic in some reports, the International Business Times reported that she underwent surgery and is alive.

The Times reported that Zhukovskaya was shot by snipers and that Euromaidan, an organization that is part of the protest, initially said that she died. But then the organization retracted that statement and reported that she was being operated on. Other reports indicated she is expected to live.

Dozens more people died Thursday, the Times reported, and activists blamed the gunshot wounds on security forces. But Ukraine’s officials have said they are using rubber bullets, and they’re blaming the killings on extremists.

As the protests continued and inspired even more violence than in previous days, many are concerned the Ukrainian government will declare a state of emergency and deploy the military.

In the last three days, 75 people have been killed, authorities told the Times.

President Viktor F. Yanukovych and opposition leaders announced a truce Wednesday night, which immediately collapsed.

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