Vadym Dovhoryk, 24, a Ukrainian Special Forces combat veteran from Kirovohrad, walks down a sloped ramp using his prosthetic legs. Kharkiv, Ukraine, December 9, 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.