With the beginning of the conflict in the East of the country Kiev hastily began to teach the new recruits in the use of weapons, But did not consider that they need and psychological preparation, writes.
A short course of psychological training of Ukrainian recruits were held only With the beginning of the fourth mobilization - a few weeks ago. Classes are run by civilian personnel-volunteers who have no experience in military psychology. Narrating about how to cope with stress on the battlefield, they advise soldiers "not to drink" and "sing a song about what I see," writes the Washington post.
the Ministry of defence recently announced that it plans to make its own staff of psychologists." We can't create it just for a month or two, or 3, - explained the Washington post, the head of the socio-psychological center Mat Sergey Geluk.- we have not previously had a similar experience, and currently there is a war ".
First few Ukrainians have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological shock or mental trauma, stresses the magazine." I knew about the fact that I have the ability to kill or injure, But not about this, " says the soldier Alexander Kabanov, who has been diagnosed with PTSD.
Military survivors of such failures, as in Debaltsevo, tell the most important thing about the severe psychological stress. According to their statements, that are able to be prepared only citizens who were already serving in the army, But not recruits." Physical wounds heal, they need only time. But other wounds will remain, " he said in a conversation With the Washington post one of the soldiers.