How Kyiv’s Hospital #8 Became the War’s Front Line for Wounded Ukrainians
KYIV, Ukraine—The thud of a Russian missile shook the glass of the hospital windows shortly after dawn last week. An hour later, the ragged clump of elderly civilians with bloody faces tottered into an emergency entrance, looking top-heavy with piles of bandages on their heads.
When nurses helped them shed their padded jackets, shards of glass from the folds of their clothing sprinkled to the floor like confetti. Nurses wheeled them to operating rooms on steel gurneys, where doctors spent more than an hour using tweezers to pull more shards out of their faces, hands and the buttocks of one man who lay on his stomach clenching his fists.