Manol Peykov, a former member of the Bulgarian National assembly, asked Bulgarian citizens for donations to provide 2,000 CAT (combat application tourniquets) tourniquets that can stop bleeding even with a torn limb and delay emergency surgical intervention (which is often not available in combat conditions) up to 24 hours.
Through his social media account, Peykov expressed that Bulgaria received an urgent request from a Ukrainian Foundation earlier this week for 2,000 CAT to fulfil the requirement of Ukrainian troops deployed in Bakhmut.
Peykov remarked that by mid-last year, combat tournaments of this type were extremely difficult to find and cost about BGN 70 per piece. Bulgaria can supply them (with urgent orders) at a price between 11 and 12 BGN.
In other words, to fulfil the order for 2,000 tourniquets (which would cost BGN 140,000 last June), his charity organization now need at most BGN 24,000.
Speaking about the situation in Ukraine’s Bakhmut, Manol Peykov said that the fighting in Bahmut lasted over seven months. Once a population of 74,000, the city is almost completely destroyed. According to local authorities, about 4,000 civilians still live in Bahmut.
While the city is not particularly large, after many months of efforts to contain it, Bakhmut – which was until recently considered almost lost but was visited personally by President Zelensky – has a serious symbolic significance for the Ukrainian army.
At the same time, after the heavy losses suffered by the Ukrainian front, its takeover has become a peculiar fixed idea for the Kremlin – in its relentless attacks on Ukrainian positions, Russia is losing between 1,000 and 1,500 fighters a day (most of them – former prisoners and current Wagner PRC mercenaries, used by their bosses as “smoke meat”).
To help Ukraine in this crisis, Peykov requests Bulgarian citizens to donate 2000 CAT tourniquets for Ukrainian troops in Bakhmut.
He assures that every penny invested in them is worth it if anybody wants to get involved.
Manol Peykov and Friends Foundation
Commercial Bank D AD
Base: Tournets for Bakhmut