Donbas conflict veteran and volunteer recovers after losing sight and both hands

Source : 112 Ukraine

Volodymyr Zhemchugov tells about undergoing treatment in Germany
18:35, 15 December 2016

Volodymyr Zhemchugov, Ukrainian volunteer
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Stage one of medical treatment for Ukrainian volunteer Volodymyr Zhemchugov is complete; now the doctors are searching for donor’s cornea, and then the surgery will follow. Zhemchugov himself said this to reporters on December 15.

‘The treatment in Germany took two months. That’s just stage 1, stage 2 will follow in February. My left eye began to see again, and the right one still doesn’t, though. We’re expecting a call from the clinic, when they will be ready to conduct a cornea surgery,’ Zhemchugov said.  

The volunteer showed up before the public, wearing glasses;’ he also showed his prosthetic hands, saying he’s already used to them.

As it was reported earlier, the 45-year Volodymyr Zhemchugov was detained by the militants in Luhansk region in November 2015. He was accused of blowing up the railroad tracks and transmission tower near Luhansk. In fact, Zhemchugov walked on a booby trap, which took his sight and both his arms. After that, he tried to commit suicide but turned attention of pro-Russian militants who took him in. The man was released from the militant captivity on September 17th and was sent to Cologne for treatment.

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