Taira is a Ukrainian servicewoman, paramedic, volunteer, and commander of Taira’s Angels unit and the evacuation department of the 61st military mobile hospital.

Since 2014, Taira has participated as a paramedic in the Revolution of Dignity and the war in eastern Ukraine. On 16 March 2022, Payevska was captured by the Russians during the siege of Mariupol. She was released three months later.

Our heroine told us real stories from her life: about the Revolution of Dignity, how she became a combat medic, survived captivity, and much more.

We also talked on our podcast about the Invictus Games that took place in Düsseldorf.

Natalia Tolub

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