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Russian peacekeepers conducted a training on the evacuation of a conditionally injured in the mountains of Nagorno-Karabakh using a Mi-8 AMTSh “Terminator” helicopter equipped with a special evacuation cradle and a medical module.

“Pilots of at least 2nd class are allowed to evacuate, the flight time must be at least a thousand hours. The hot climate, as a rule, mountainous rugged terrain, also makes it very difficult to complete the task, ”said the commander of the crew, Viktor Bezrukov, whose flight time is about 2 thousand hours. “I have often had to carry out such tasks with the evacuation of seriously wounded in the mountainous areas of the North Caucasus,” he explained.

The crew commander also said that a special cradle is used for evacuation, designed to lift, both from the water and from the earth’s surface, up to two people using a winch-cargo system with a carrying capacity of up to 300 kilograms.

The training at the Stepanakert military airfield was attended by army aviation pilots, servicemen and specialists of the special-purpose medical unit of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.

“Today, the standard for evacuating a wounded person from a remote area was worked out by a Mi-8AMTSh helicopter with a two-seat medical module designed to be installed on helicopters of any type,” said Timur Tsogoyev, head of the medical service of the aviation commandant’s office. “When transporting patients on this module, two victims are placed, the equipment of the module allows us to provide specialized medical care. To do this, there are installed an artificial lung ventilation apparatus, a monitoring system, an electric defibrillator, an electric suction, an infusion suction and a bed for emergency breathing restoration. All this equipment allows medical workers, resuscitators to provide specialized medical care at the stage of transporting the victim from the place of evacuation to the nearest medical institution, ”he explained.

“After the evacuation of the victim by a Mi-8AMTSh helicopter, military medics complied with the standard for loading him into an ambulance and transporting the Russian peacekeeping contingent to a field hospital, including taking the purpose of relieving pain shock “, – said in turn, specialist in anesthesiology and resuscitation of the medical unit Pavel Petrov.

Last week, as part of a routine combat training session, Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh conducted a comprehensive training to prevent possible violations and ensure security at 27 observation posts, during which duty units on BTR-82A armored personnel carriers were involved to strengthen the defense.

In accordance with the agreements specified in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10, 2020, a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were announced. A peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation has been deployed to control the ceasefire and military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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