Before the full-scale Russian invasion, 41-year-old Oleksiy Prytula from Izmail, Odesa Oblast, worked as a veterinarian. After February 24, he prepared food for Ukrainian soldiers with his wife, helped IDPs, made camouflage nets, and donated blood.
Later, Oleksiy joined the Ukrainian Armed Forces and took part in counteroffensives to liberate parts of Kharkiv and Donetsk Oblasts from Russian occupation. On September 30, 2022, as he was evacuating a wounded comrade from the battlefield, he was wounded by enemy shell. His injuries forced doctors to amputate both his legs, and now he needs long-term rehabilitation and prosthetics.
After learning to walk with prosthetics, Oleksiy Prytula would like to return to his brigade.
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