Fedir Serdiuk, co-founder of the Pre-Hospital Ukrainian Life-Saving Effort (PULSE), is training two elite Ukrainian units, Centre 3 and the 73rd Naval Centre of Special Operations, in advanced first aid and tactical medicine skills to prepare them for high-risk missions. The training helps the units to become self-reliant and increases their courage and self-confidence, enabling them to operate in locations with difficult extractions.
- PULSE’s training program focuses on imparting life-saving first aid and tactical medicine skills among Ukrainian service personnel, including the police and national guard, in addition to the country’s Special Operation Forces (SOF).
- Fedir Serdiuk highlighted the contrast between the professional inter-dependence of the Ukrainian units and the brutality of Putin’s forces, which he stated have been observed eating alongside deceased comrades.
- The training program is designed to develop the all-round battlefield skills of the special forces, allowing them to complete high-risk missions successfully.
- The trained soldiers have reportedly been able to save lives on the battlefield using their newly acquired skills, as exemplified by a soldier named Serhiy who saved wounded comrades despite having enemy shrapnel near his own carotid artery.
- Serdiuk expressed his certainty that Ukraine, a country with 37 million people who reject Putin’s rule, will ultimately succeed, asserting, “Military force alone will never rule Ukraine.”