The Wider Image: Ukraine firefighters adapt to working in war zone
Alexandr and a fellow firefighter quickly put on their gear, which now includes body armour and tourniquets, before responding to a call in the middle of the night at their fire station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, July 1, 2022. Evgeny Vasylenko, press officer of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region, said firefighters were having to extinguish fires during shelling or repeated shelling. They now wear helmets and bulletproof vests, adding about 20 kg to the weight of their usual equipment, he said. REUTERS/Leah Millis SEARCH "MILLIS UKRAINE FIREFIGHTERS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.