Belarusian citizen Alyaksandr Malchanau, who fights on the side of the Ukrainian army in Donbas, was wounded at the battle of Svetlodarsk.
“A metal object ran through my eye; now it is somewhere near the nose,” Malchanau said on Facebook on Monday.
At the moment, the volunteer fighter is in hospital. The injure is not life-threatening, but he may lose the eye.
Pro-Russian separatists launched rocket-propelled grenades and sprayed His 72nd brigade with machine-gun fire near Svetlodarsk in Donetsk region, Malchanau told belsat.eu.
Alyaksandr Malchanau is a former political prisoner. During the 2010 post-election peaceful protests he removed the official flag from the KGB building). When the Russian aggression in Donbas, he joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a contracted soldier. He was awarded the medal For Courage.