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The Ukrainian Medic Who Tweeted She Was Dying Is Actually Alive

Olesya Zhukovska has sent her first tweet since saying she was dying, confirming that she is actually still alive.

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Olesya Zhukovska is a volunteer medic working in Independent Square in Kiev. She was thought to have been shot and killed yesterday during the city's deadliest day of unrest yet.

This young girl was shot and killed today. Yanik must go #euromaidan

bruce springnote@BSpringnote

This young girl was shot and killed today. Yanik must go #euromaidan

08:06 AM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

She was reportedly shot in the neck, and was photographed bleeding and grasping her neck.

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Reports continued to circulate of Zhukovskaya's death after she tweeted that she was dying. Many assumed that although she lived after sending her tweet, she later bled out.

Я вмираю

However, much to everyone's joy, she tweeted today to clarify that she is alive!

"I'm alive!" tweets Maidan medic @OlesyaZhukovska, thought to be dead after tweeting "I'm dying" yesterday https://t.co/3niyWOKErl

max seddon@maxseddon

"I'm alive!" tweets Maidan medic @OlesyaZhukovska, thought to be dead after tweeting "I'm dying" yesterday https://t.co/3niyWOKErl

06:56 AM - 21 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Я жива! Дякую всім,хто підтримує та молиться за мене! / Я в лікарні.стан поки що стабільний!

Olesya Zhukovskaya@OlesyaZhukovska

Я жива! Дякую всім,хто підтримує та молиться за мене! / Я в лікарні.стан поки що стабільний!

06:35 AM - 21 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Olesya Zhukovska, medical volunteer, who was shot by sniper, is ALIVE. Source: https://t.co/bG0Q7Y7beh #euromaidan

Oleksandr Akymenko@akymenko_o

Olesya Zhukovska, medical volunteer, who was shot by sniper, is ALIVE. Source: https://t.co/bG0Q7Y7beh #euromaidan

09:41 AM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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