The Cool Battalion. A Second Rotation of the National Guard is Going to Donbas.
By Anastasia Ringis, Halyna Tytysh, UP [Ukrayinska Pravda]
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Ihor Ilkiv, Chief Medical Officer of the Second Battalion of the National Guard, talks about what makes the Battalion tick.
The Second Battalion, which was formed in April  from 300 volunteers and underwent training at a shooting range near Kyiv, is leaving for Donbas today.
UP.Life met with the chief physician of the Battalion, Ihor Ilkiv, to question him about how well-equipped the medical unit is.
Ilkiv is a military doctor. He served in conflicts in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. During Maidan in 2014, Ihor Ilkiv was the chief medic at the October Palace.
Enough legends circulate about him. They tell how he negotiated with the leadership of the Berkut [former riot police units] and drew captives out of the [burning] building.
And on February 20, he…
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