"The photographer lost an eye and had another one badly damaged; doctors are trying to save his sight," 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing Serhiy Ryzhenko, the hospital's chief physician
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As UNIAN reported earlier, it has been five days since the militants stepped up heavily the hostilities around Avdiyivka. A state of emergency was declared in the town January 31 amid fears of a humanitarian disaster while the shellings from heavy artillery are ongoing.