Doctor Iryna Biography
Doctor Iryna is a Ukrainian Doctor heading regional perinatal care in Ukraine. Her responsibility is to help mothers and their newborns. Iryna rose to fame when David Beckham, the former Manchester United, and Real Madrid player, let the doctor use his profile to show the reality the doctors are facing during the Russian invasion, which started in February 2022.
Doctor Iryna and David Beckham
David Beckham is one of the most followed sportsmen on Instagram. He has close to 72 million followers. Beckham has participated in condemning the Russian Invasion in Ukraine, which started in March 2022. David communicated with doctor Iryna from Ukraine and agreed to share her experience in the hospital while Russia attacks Ukraine cities. Dr. Iryna took control over Beckham’s Instagram stories to share her experience and the efforts UNICEF is doing to solve problems in Ukraine. Beckham is an ambassador of the UNICEF global. In the video, Dr. Iryna shares, she shows the machine UNICEF donated to the hospital and the harsh realities on the ground. In a clip, Beckham thanks the UNICEF for donating oxygen generators that are helping people to survive.
Doctor Iryna, who is in Ukraine, explains, in one video, the challenges they are encountering. The doctor said that it is impossible to take the newborn children to the basement of the hospital because they are in ICU. The doctor explains that, together with her colleagues, they have to endure the bombing and the strikes because they love their work more than the harsh conditions. They work 24/7 to ensure the newborns are safe.
Russia and Ukraine
The Russians and the Ukrainians have been at war since 2014. However, the war gained international attention in 2021 and early 2022 when the Russian military build-up at the borders of Ukraine. NATO accused Russia of planning an invasion but President Vladimir Putin denied it. Instead the Russian president accused the NATO for threatening their country and barred Ukraine from joining the military alliance. Putin also questioned Ukraine’s right to be identified as a nation as it was unintentionally created by the Russian Soviets. Many countries across the globe have condemned Russia for invading Ukraine. They have put economic sanctions on Russia, its individuals, and Companies.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a threat to the nation. Thousands of people have been displaced and others have lost their lives. The functionality of institutions such as hospitals has also been compromised. Dr. Iryna together with Beckham took the brave initiative to show the rest of the world the results of Russia’s invasion.