Edouard Malovanyy was told he would not survive. A bullet went right through the side of his helmet, ripping through his face, blowing out his eye. Surgeons removed part of his rib, to reconstruct the side of his face, enough to hold a prosthetic eye in place. Post-operation a series of metallic staples ran across his head. Keeping his face together. Despite injury, he continues to aid his brothers on the front lines, however he can.

У мене було пятнадцатого августа ранение і напротязі цього всього року я за них переживаю, я за ночами не сплю. Мені важко чесно це передати. Це мої браття, я з ними… я з ними в огонь і воду піду не задумуючись.