British photographer Christopher Nunn who survived an artillery attack by Russia-backed mercenaries in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, gradually recovers from the severe injuries. As 112 International reported, Nunn was delivered to a hospital in Dnipro where surgeons struggled to save his sight, which was damaged so much the photographer could stay blind permanently.
On February 12, Nunn re-activated his Facebook account to give the heads-up to all those in deep concern for his health.
‘Firstly thank you everyone for the overwhelming support, I'm very touched. Thank you to those who helped set up. It has helped a lot during this difficult time. You know what happened by now. I was in an apartment in Avdiivka, eastern Ukraine, with my good friend Vladimir Subotovsky and a friend-of-a-friend Elena who we had been spending time with during the day and with whom we were staying with in Avdiivka. The apartment got shelled. Elena died. I took some injuries. Doctors managed to save my left eye which was severely damaged by fragment's including a larger piece of PVC from the blown out window that flew into my eye and damaged everything it touched’, the post reads.
‘The operation to remove these pieces and rebuild my eye was successful and healing is going well. At present the only thing I can see with my left eye is light and shapes which is normal for this stage in recovery. My right is absolutely fine. My facial wounds, caused mainly by chunks of glass and plastic are healing well. I had a few other cuts on my chest and arm and a minor head wound at the back but this is all fine. Vova received minor injuries but had concussion and has been traumatized by the event, which as you can imagine was absolutely horrible. I've been in hospital in Dnipro for 8 or 9 days now. We are both recovering well, and my aim is to make sure that myself, Vova and Elena's family get through this OK with all necessary support. Everyone is working together, and everything is going well, but the healing process will take some time’, Nunn concluded.