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Yura (43) and his sister pose for a photo. On October 9, 2014 Yura was in front of his house on Luzina Street, Oktyabrskyi district, when a bomb exploded about three meters from him. His legs were amputated in the army hospital, but he got gangrene and later more had to be amputated. Eastern Ukraine has seen heavy fighting between pro-Russia separatists and the Ukrainian army in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions since the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014.