‘Someone has to do it:’ Ukrainian amputees demine eastern front

Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – 52-year-old explosives engineer Valeriy Onul lost his leg after stepping on a mine in Ukraine’s Kherson region. Yet despite the injury sustained in the line of duty, he and fellow amputee sapper Andriy Ilkiv are both hard work demining their country’s frontline with Russia, crossing the Kharkiv region’s fields on their prosthetic limbs as they do so.


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