"When the bullet struck me, I did not feel any pain at all. The first thing that I thought is that I had stepped on electrical wires. Then, after I fell, I felt so poorly I came to terms with the thought of my death. Then I remembered my family, children and wife... and decided I wanted to live."
Oleksandr Kharin, 46, from Simpheropol in Crimea, joined a volunteer battalion and was shot in the neck by a sniper in mid 2015. He cannot stand and can only partially move one arm. Kyiv, Ukraine, June 15, 2016