Saturday 6 August 2022 02:19 AM Prince Harry inspired Ukrainian medic, 53, to keep fighting in war after her ... trends now

Saturday 6 August 2022 02:19 AM Prince Harry inspired Ukrainian medic, 53, to keep fighting in war after her ... trends now
Saturday 6 August 2022 02:19 AM Prince Harry inspired Ukrainian medic, 53, to keep fighting in war after her ... trends now

Saturday 6 August 2022 02:19 AM Prince Harry inspired Ukrainian medic, 53, to keep fighting in war after her ... trends now

Prince Harry inspired Ukrainian medic, 53, to keep fighting in war after she was tortured by Russians during three-month captivity Volunteer paramedic Yulia Paievska, 53, was kidnapped by Russian on March 16 She was in humanitarian corridor in Mariupol when Russian forces seized her Ms Paievska spent three months in captivity and endured beatings and torture Her daughter raised her mother's plight with Prince Harry at Invictus Games  She was later freed in a prisoner exchange and received a call from the prince

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A Ukrainian medic who was tortured and held captive by Russian forces for three months says a phone call from Prince Harry after her release inspired her to 'continue fighting' for her country.

Volunteer paramedic Yulia Paievska, 53, was kidnapped by Russian soldiers in March while she was heading to treat injured members of public after a bomb attack on a theatre in Mariupol.

She described being interrogated for three months and being told lies that Ukraine had been eradicated in the invasion, The Telegraph reports.

Ms Paievska, a member of Ukraine's team for the Invictus Games, received a phone call from the Duke of Sussex one week after she was released by her captors. She said he spoke 'strongly and sincerely' about the conflict in Ukraine.

'He simply inspired me to continue to fight,' said Ms Paievska. 'He said that he supports Ukraine and all of us.'

Volunteer paramedic Yulia Paievska, 53, was kidnapped by Russian soldiers in March while she was heading to treat injured members of public after a bomb attack on a theatre in Mariupol

Volunteer paramedic Yulia Paievska, 53, was kidnapped by Russian soldiers in March while she was heading to treat injured members of public after a bomb attack on a theatre in Mariupol

Ms Paievska, a member of Ukraine's team for the Invictus Games (pictured here at a training event) received a phone call from the Duke of Sussex a week after she was released by her captors

Ms Paievska, a member of Ukraine's team for the Invictus Games (pictured here at a training event) received a phone call from the Duke of Sussex a week after she was released by her

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