You know the old saying, there’s a bullet with your name on it…
In eastern Ukraine a Russian sniper tried to make that myth into a reality. Sept 12th, one extremely lucky Ukrainian soldier had the closest of shaves. Whilst defending the line opposite the occupied town of Horlivka, a bullet hit and lodged in his helmet.
With increased sniper activity in the area, it’s thought Russian army snipers are now operating in the region. Over the last few weeks, several soldiers have been killed and wounded here.
English translated video on the helmet incident and background to the fighting around Horlivka.