Russian troops in Donbas reportedly use blinding laser weapons – border guards

15:50, 29 March 2018
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"A few days ago, one of the border guards while on duty at the Maryinka checkpoint was monitoring the area of his responsibility through optical devices and was blinded by a ray," the border service said in a report.

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According to the information of the border guards, the ray came from the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas.

As a result of the incident, the serviceman got a retinal burn.

"The established medical diagnosis and the nature of the lesion make it possible to conclude that the enemy uses light emitters of high power – the so-called blinding lasers," the border service said.

The soldier is undergoing treatment at the main military medical clinic center of the State Border Guard Service.

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