"Private Oleksandr Kucherenko was admitted to the hospital in April with severe shrapnel injury to his left eye. There was a high probability of eyesight loss because of his shattered lens, iris was penetrated, a splinter stuck inside the eye. Fortunately, it did not harm the central optical zone. The operation was conducted by Mykhailo Kovtun. The American partners provided modern ophthalmic surgical materials for the operation at the request of the city authorities," noted the hospital representatives.