Vadym Dovhoryk, a Ukrainian Special Forces combat veteran from Kirovohrad, celebrates his 24th birthday with friends and volunteers in a park near the Kyiv City Burn center where he is undergoing treatment. Vadym was severely wounded on the second day of the cease-fire commonly referred to a Minsk II. Kyiv, Ukraine, June 21, 2015
Vadym was near Debaltsevo when his unit was shelled on the second day of the armistice. He was wounded in the attack and also suffered severe frostbite after spending three days in a forest before being detained by pro-Russian separatist forces. He is a triple amputee.