The hybrid lessons of real-life scenarios, and the data written in black and white before them, are no longer separate alien beings. My description of fitting a tourniquet to my own leg in Syria in 2012 is no longer a series of unconnected words. It’s now a graphic life or death scenario imprinted on the minds of the course attendees.
Western Ukraine’s city of Lviv was struck by four Russian missiles in the early hours this morning. The death toll rose to seven in the early afternoon.
The sound of air raid sirens wailing across Lviv woke us at 7:45.
Our phones started pinging frantically as messages were swapped on social media: there had been a missile strike on Lviv.
After last month’s epic lighting up of the Russian embassy in the colours of the Ukraine flag, the Frontline Club has set up an operation base in Lviv, Ukraine. We aim to run a series of hostile environment and battlefield first aid courses for freelance journalists covering the conflict. Lviv Train Station. Photo by Paul … Read moreLviv – Ukraine by Paul Conroy