Blinded in battle, these Ukrainian troopers won’t ever see their new infants | EUROtoday

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KYIV — In the ten months since his daughter was born, Ruslan Kozachok has hardly left her facet.

He held child Isabella within the hospital earlier than his spouse did. Lately, he’s discovered to maintain her regular as she practices her first steps.

But he has by no means seen her.

Three months earlier than Isabella’s delivery, Kozachok, 47, was blinded when shrapnel from a Russian shell pierced the left facet of his cranium in Chasiv Yar, the small metropolis the place he was combating as a soldier in jap Ukraine.