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Crunchy Frog

(26,738 posts)
Mon Sep 26, 2022, 01:41 AM Sep 2022

Newly released POW gives birth to baby girl.

"Maryana Mamonova, a medic, a captive who returned home this week, gave birth to a daughter," Rivne City Mayor Oleksandr Tretyak posted on Telegram.


As reported, Maryana Mamonova is a Ukrainian medic, captain of the medical service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. She was born in Rivne region, graduated from the Ternopil Medical University, has master's degree from the Ukrainian Military Medical Academy.

She had four rotations to the ATO/JFO. Mamonova served as the head of the medical service of the 501st Marines Battalion. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, she served in Mariupol. Before the capture, Maryana told her family that she was pregnant. From April 4, 2022, she was held captive by the Russian invaders. On September 21, she was released within the exchange along with other Ukrainian defenders.


https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3579183-azovstal-defender-released-from-captivity-gives-birth-to-girl.html

She was one of the 215 released in the recent prisoner swap. It looks like they got her out just in time.
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Newly released POW gives birth to baby girl. (Original Post) Crunchy Frog Sep 2022 OP
I toast you, Maryana Mamonova ! OAITW r.2.0 Sep 2022 #1
OMG. She was in Russian captivity that whole time, no prenatal care. SunSeeker Sep 2022 #2
I read somewhere that she was kept in a hospital in Donetsk. Crunchy Frog Sep 2022 #6
Totally Bad Ass! no_hypocrisy Sep 2022 #3
Worthy of my humble KnR. Hugin Sep 2022 #4
❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️ Lucinda Sep 2022 #5

OAITW r.2.0

(24,977 posts)
1. I toast you, Maryana Mamonova !
Mon Sep 26, 2022, 01:47 AM
Sep 2022

You and your country represent the best of Democracy, in action, today. If it costs the USG 1/2 the annual Defense budget....money well spent. Fuck Putin.

SunSeeker

(51,981 posts)
2. OMG. She was in Russian captivity that whole time, no prenatal care.
Mon Sep 26, 2022, 04:21 AM
Sep 2022

So glad she made it through and gave birth to a healthy baby.

Crunchy Frog

(26,738 posts)
6. I read somewhere that she was kept in a hospital in Donetsk.
Mon Sep 26, 2022, 06:59 AM
Sep 2022

So at least she hopefully got decent physical care. The baby is a healthy weight anyway.

Must have been very stressful though. I was very worried that they would kidnap the baby if she gave birth in captivity.

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