Under Missile Strikes, Ukrainians Haul Water, While Surgeons Work in the Dark


KYIV, Ukraine — The surgeons had made the long incision down the middle of the child’s chest, cut the breastbone to spread the rib cage and reach the heart in the operating room in Kyiv. Then the lights went out.

Generators kicked on to keep life-support equipment running on Wednesday night, and nurses and surgical assistants held flashlights over the operating table, guiding the surgeons as they snipped and cut, working to save the child’s life in almost total darkness.

“So far we are…



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