Andrii Nayman, born in 1992. – neurologist, head of the neurological department of the 555th military hospital.
Even from childhood, Andriy knew exactly who he would be in the future and confidently went towards it. When, after graduating from the lyceum in Kyiv, it was time to decide on a higher educational institution, he chose the National Medical University named after O.O. Bogomolets, where he studied at the faculty of training doctors for the Armed Forces of Ukraine until 2016. For the next two years, he studied at the Ukrainian Military Medical Academy. Andriy was always proud of the title of doctor, he never questioned his choice.
Since 2018, he served in Mariupol. When the 555th garrison was created on the basis of the 61st mobile hospital, he headed the neurological department. He provided medical assistance to both military personnel and the civilian population.
On February 24, 2022, when the full-scale offensive began, he was in the hospital. On the first day, he already understood the conditions how he would have to work, there was no option to run away or break oath.
At every opportunity, Andrii tried to get in touch, he never said how difficult it was. “Alive, working” this phrase has always been enough.
When, as a result of an airstrike on the hospital, the building was destroyed. All the medical personnel, together with the wounded, divided into two groups. In the part of one of group, Andriy joined the Ukrainian military at Azovstal.
Every day we lived waiting for a message from him, 24/7 we tried to find more information in the news.
Until May 18, 2022, under constant airstrikes, artillery shelling, during factory storms, in inhumane conditions, in an improvised hospital, together with colleagues, they provided medical aid to the wounded. Under the constant attempts to destroy them from sea, air and land, – they continued to do more than seems possible.
After leaving Azovstal by order of the command, Andriy is still in Russian captivity.