Oksana Makar, an 18-year-old woman gang raped by three men who then set her on fire and buried her alive, remains hospitalized in critical condition. The Mykolayiv victim has had her feet and one arm amputated, while she undergoes operations almost daily.
The horrifying March 8 crime has prompted a flood of international publicity and offers of financial help. It may not be enough.
Emil Fistal, the head of the Donetsk Burn Center where Makar is being treated, gives her little chance to survive. She reportedly remains unconscious most of the time after suffering severe burns and internal injuries.