"In fact, she ordered Sushkevich to kill Akhmedova's newborn child," Kosarev said at the trial.
We publish the court record from the Kaliningrad website klops.ru, which covers the trial against Elena Belaya and Elina Sushkevich
Tatyana Kosareva, the former head of the newborn department of maternity hospital No. 4 in Kaliningrad, claims that the neonatologist Elina Sushkevich injected the infant with a lethal dose of magnesium sulfate in front of her eyes (that is, she killed the little man). Doctors Tatyana Kosareva and her colleague Tatyana Sokolova accused Sushkevich and Belaya of murder and provided evidence.
Testimony of Tatiana Kosareva:
"In November 2018, I held the position of head of the newborn department at maternity hospital No. 4. On November 6, I came to work at about 8 am and learned about the birth of a premature baby. Neonatologist Ekaterina Kisel called the resuscitation team of the Regional Perinatal Center (ROC).
... I briefly left the intensive care unit for work, and when I returned, I saw that Elena Belaya was leaving the ward. She had a wicked face, and she was very annoyed and displeased, said: "What is this?" To which I replied: "A child of 700 grams was born at night, resuscitation is in progress."
Then Belaya told me and Kisel to come to her office. Head of the maternity ward, Tatyana Sokolova, and obstetrician Irina Shirokaya, also came there. The white shouted, pounded the table with her fist, shouted with obscene words: "They're sick of disgracing me in front of the Russian Orthodox Church! You spoil all my indicators! Whom are you saving? You are not saving anyone! Rescuers are fucking!" White demanded to tell the mother that the child was born dead, saying that "he will be antenatal." The doctors objected, but White was adamant.
After the meeting, Belaya caught me in the corridor and asked: "What are they doing so that there are no such children? I know that they are introducing something so that the children will die. Go and find out." I replied that I do not know what they are introducing, and Belaya replied: "What kind of staff I have! You do not know how to do anything! You have to do everything yourself!"
I went back to intensive care. At this time, the results of the child's blood test were brought. Sushkevich said the tests were bad. Donor blood transfusion is needed. Sushkevich said: "The parameters are not rigid, we will take them away," that is, she clearly planned to transport the newborn Akhmedov to the Russian Orthodox Church.
Then Sushkevich went to look for forms to order donated blood. There were no such forms in the staff room, she was told that they were in the ward. She returned, and Belaya followed her into the PIT. She turned to Sushkevich: "We no longer need your services, your leadership is recalling you."
Then I took the blood forms from the table and was about to leave the ward, but Sushkevich told me: "Wait! Probably, blood is no longer needed!" And Belaya also said: "There is no need for any blood! It's time to end this!"
Belaya said: "He will die anyway, even if we transfer him to the Russian Orthodox Church! We must make sure that he is not there, he will be an antenatal."
I replied: "What kind of antenatal is he, when the child is on artificial ventilation, he was injected with curosurf and he receives infusion therapy? Any examination will confirm that the child was alive."
White answered: "Nonsense! The expertise will be right!"
Then Belaya called me and Sushkevich to the staff room, and told the other employees to leave. I, Sushkevich, Tatyana Sokolova and Belaya herself remained. She closed the door of the staff room from the inside, and began to scream in fury:
After Sushkevich's answer, Belaya was directly delighted. It was evident from her appearance that she was satisfied, calmed down and relaxed.
"Well, that's all decided!" - she said and turned to Sushkevich: "So, go and do it! Did you hear me?"
"What you say, I will do it," answered Sushkevich.
White opened the door and said to her: "Why are you sitting? Get up and do!" Then Sushkevich and Belaya left the staff room, while Belaya turned around and said to me: "Come on!"
For some time I stayed in the staff room, as I could not recover from this conversation. I was in a state of shock, I could not accept what Belaya was saying.
In fact, she ordered Sushkevich to kill Akhmedova's newborn child.
This whole conversation between Belaya and Sushkevich took place in my presence and in the presence of Tatyana Sokolova. We both sat in silence.
I followed Bela and Sushkevich to the ward where Akhmedova's son was. There was only Sushkevich in the ward. The newborn was alive, I opened the door of the incubator and listened to the child's heart with the phonendoscope. The palpitations were normal.
Then Belaya came into the room abruptly and said: "Don't be afraid, it's me! Why are you digging there, messing around? You have decided!" After that, White closed the door to the ward from the inside. She stood and held the door with her hand.
"Once you've decided - let's do it!" - said Belaya Sushkevich.
"Come on, I'll do everything myself," Sushkevich replied.
Sushkevich went to the cabinet with medicines, which stood at the entrance to the ward on the right, and took out a cardboard package with the drug "Magnesium sulfate".
Sushkevich took a full syringe from the ampoule and threw the empty ampoule into a special waste container.
I personally saw how Sushkevich was filling a syringe with "Magnesium sulfate" - at that moment I just went to the container to throw away my gloves, and was next to me.
After that Sushkevich went to the incubator. I personally disconnected the tee with droppers connected to the umbilical catheter, inserted a syringe filled with the drug without a needle into the umbilical catheter connector and injected the child with "Magnesium sulfate" through the catheter. Sushkevich injected the drug quickly, and injected the entire drug, that is, 10 ml.
I stood almost in the middle of the room and saw how Sushkevich injected the drug to the child. I saw that on the monitor the child's heart rate began to decrease.
Also, when Sushkevich was injecting the drug, Belaya came closer for a couple of seconds and watched Sushkevich do it, after which she returned to the door and stood there so that no one else would enter the PIT. All this happened at about the beginning of 11 o'clock, that is, about 10 o'clock, 10:15.
The heart rate and oxygen saturation monitor sounded an alarm - "squeak". After about two minutes, I saw on the monitor that the child's heart rate had dropped to critical levels (frequency about 30-40). White at this time moved away from the door, looked at the incubator and sat down in a chair located near the writing table.
Then she told me in a contented, edifying tone: “Look, look and learn how to do it!
I went to the incubator, put the phonendoscope to the child in the region of the heart and heard that the child's heartbeat was already absent, I realized that the child had died.
Sushkevich said that the child's body should be straightened. She took off the diaper, disconnected all the syringes from the infusion pump, placed them in the incubator. Then she straightened the child's body, stretched his arms along the body, straightened his legs. As she said, the body will quickly stiffen, and then she will not be able to give it such a position that it would be outwardly visible that the body is without tone.
Belaya had a radiant, contented expression on her face, she began to say that this child would be an antenatal. As if he died before giving birth.
I asked Belaya how a child can be antenatal, when he was intubated, he had an umbilical catheter, the child was receiving infusion therapy, the drug Kurosurf was injected, at autopsy any expert will say that the child was born alive.
To this Belaya answered me: "So what! Remove all the tubes and that's it! And the autopsy will be just right! "
Then Belaya said: "And we also need to bring relatives and show that the child is dead!" To which Sushkevich replied: “Wait. I’ll leave, and then bring my relatives so that they don’t see me. You need to wait a little for him to cool down, then you will call him, we still have to give him resuscitation for 30 minutes.”
Sushkevich gathered her things and left, and Belaya also left the ward. The dead child remained in the incubator.
I collected all the documents from the table - the history of the newborn's development, some analyzes, and went out after Sushkevich. She put the documents on the table, at the nurse's post, sat on the sofa, at that moment I did not really understand what had happened. Everything that happened was a shock to me. "
According to the document, Kosareva told Belaya that she would destroy the history of the newborn's development, but in fact she hid it and handed it over to the investigation.
Tatyana Sokolova, head of the maternity ward, also witnessed the conversation between Belaya and Sushkevich in the staff room. She was the one who filmed the meeting led by Belaya. The recording was subsequently examined in court. Sokolova confirmed the testimony of her colleagues during the investigation.
Testimony of Tatiana Sokolova:
"After the meeting, Shirokaya and I returned to the staff room. I told Shirokaya that I will not rewrite any medical documents and do not advise her.
Belaya began to pry from Sushkevich "How to make it complete? So that he doesn't live? How do you do it? Well, how do you do it?"
I asked Belaya: "Why do we need to do this? After all, even if the child dies, then we have done everything necessary."
Belaya said that it is necessary to do this so that there is antenatal fetal death. I replied that this is impossible, since the mother of the child knows that he is alive. Belaya continued to pry from Sushkevich what they were doing with such children in the Russian Orthodox Church, to which Sushkevich replied: "We are introducing magnesia."
Then Belaya calmed down, became pleased and said to Sushkevich and Kosareva: "Let's go!" The three of them went towards the intensive care ward, where Akhmedova's child was, and I stayed in the staff room.
After a while, I walked past the intensive care unit, the doors were closed. At about 11:30 the sister of the mother in labor Akhmedova entered the maternity ward. She asked if her nephew had been transferred to a perinatal center. Then White came up and said to the woman: "Come with me, I'll show you everything!" She took her to the PIT, and then I heard a heartbreaking scream and howl. Akhmedova's sister screamed and cried: "Maybe he's alive? Look. Save him. Maybe he's alive?" White replied, "No, he's not alive."
Elena Belaya's words:
- "All indicators spoil me! Whom are you saving? You are not saving anyone! Rescuers are fucking!"
- "This lump still doesn't understand a damn thing! You'd say she was under anesthesia."
- "No blood needed! It's time to end this!"
- "He will die anyway, even if we transfer him to the Russian Orthodox Church! We must make sure that he is not there, he will be an antenatal."
- "Nonsense! Expertise will be right!"
- "Stop arranging a circus for me here! Let's finish it! Send the ROC back, we'll do everything ourselves! Everything has already been decided! He's not a tenant anyway! I don't need to spoil the indicators here!"
- "What are you entering so that there are no such children ?! I know that you are entering something!"
- "How to make it complete? So that he doesn't live? How do you do it? Well, how do you do it?"
- "Well, that's all decided! So, go and do it! Did you hear me?"
"Well, seven hundred grams of coal I have added more"
"Here, look and learn how to do it!"
"So what! Remove all pipes and that's it! And the autopsy will be just right!"
The words of the neonatologist-resuscitator of the regional perinatal center Elina Sushkevich:
- "We are introducing magnesia"
- "What you say, I will do"
- "Wait. I'll leave, and then bring your relatives so that they won't see me. You need to wait a little for him to cool down, then you will call, we still have to give him resuscitation for 30 minutes."