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On the battlefield, every second is crucial.

Almost 85% of preventable combat deaths are from bleeding out, and about 10% are from a collapsed lung. Having a well stocked Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK), and knowing how to use its contents saves lives.

Marharyta Rivchachenko, 25, is a press officer with the Armed Forces of Ukraine; she is currently serving in one of the hottest spots in the war in Donetsk region. Ukrainians, whose lives were previously on very different paths, are now united by a single goal: victory over the occupier. Read about how ordinary people become defenders of their state in Marharyta's diary entry.