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Chernivtsi journalist turned combat medic Tetyana Taran receives an award from Zaluzhny

15.07.2022, 16:12
Photo: Tetyana Taran's Facebook
Photo: Tetyana Taran's Facebook

C4 TV channel journalist, currently a combat medic of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Tetyana Taran received an award from the UAF Commander-in-Chief, General Valery Zaluzhny – an honorary badge "For Exemplary Military Service" of the III degree. This is reported on the C4 website.

In a comment to an IMI representative, Tetyana Taran said that she joined the Armed Forces back in 2020. Before that, she had service experience in a volunteer battalion.

"In September 2021, I resigned due to family circumstances and resumed my work as a journalist. But in February, the ruscists' full-scale attack left me no choice, so I went back to my brothers in arms. I am a combat medic here," said Tetyana Taran.

About the hardships on the front line, she adds briefly and clearly, "Hardship, in fact, is what this whole war is. But this too will pass, and we will take what is ours. Now the area of ​​our responsibility is more or less calm. It was difficult in March-April. Cold weather, life in camps, frequent enemy shelling, being unable to wash your things, wash yourself. But we gritted our teeth and fought. The UAF is about discipline and clear tasks that must be fulfilled in spite of everything."

In addition, Tatyana admitted that she did not expect an award for her work. "The award was a pleasant surprise and a credit of trust. Sometimes you grumble at the commanders, and suddenly they give you a candy. I am the only woman in my battery, the boys spare me and work much harder than I do, so I wish a well-deserved award to each of them," said Tetyana Taran.

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