February 27, 2014 4:30 pm
Translated by Olia Knight
Olha Halushko wounded during the storming of the Cherkasy regional state administration on January 23, 2014. According to the Deputy Chief of Surgery Volodymyr Ududenko, she was released from Cherkasy oblast hospital on February 24, 2014, reports “Dzvin” newspaper.
– She is stable, conscious, and is feeling okay. She talks and works on the computer. She was released with a recommendation to come back in three months for cranial vault reconstruction, said Ududenko.
According to Olha’s mother, Natalia, the young woman is now recuperating at home, in the Sumy area.
– We are preparing for the surgery: Olha needs a plate to replace a quarter of her skull. She is at home, many concerned people call wishing her quick recovery, – says Natalia. – My daughter is doing fine after the surgeries and the treatment, but she is anxious, a part of her face is paralysed. As for the events of that evening, she just remembers some of it: she remembers where she was, but she does not recall what and how it happened to her – yet.
As a reminder, on the night of the storming of the regional state administration on January 23, 2014, Olha Halushko received a traumatic brain inury after someone threw a vase from a window on the fourth floor.
The Cherkasy oblast officials reassured that the young woman would be treated free of charge. However, it became obvious later that they asked to send money for Olha’s treatment to her non-existent brothers and the father she had not seen in 20 years. Cherkasy oppositioners also asked the MP Mykola Tomenko to facilitate the young woman’s treatment in Lithuania and Germany.
Moreover, the information that Olha had died was widely circulated days after the raid of January 23.
Video of Olha’s evacuation from the Cherkasy regional state administration takedown (in Ukrainian):