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Ukrainian soldiers who were blinded in combat face the new battle of navigating the world again


Associated Press

RIVNE, Ukraine (AP) — An organization in Ukraine is helping former soldiers who lost their vision in combat against Russia to reclaim a sense of autonomy. Along a bustling city street, a 34-year-old man takes his first independent steps since a mine exploded behind him more than a year ago. His goal is completing a 600-meter route with the help of a white mobility cane and a trainer walking ahead of him with a bracelet of small metal bells. Over several weeks, he and other men who lost their vision in combat relearn how to prepare their own meals,to  take public transportation and to use cellphones. The camp also features programs for wives and fiancees.

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