Border guards from the Joint Forces have recorded signs of another usage of forbidden laser weapons of special purpose in the Donbas. It is reported on October 2, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, writes Ukrainska Pravda.
“Yes, yesterday evening at the checkpoint “Marinka”, within the Donetsk corridor-Kurakhove, a serviceman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine received a military injury from the laser weapon of the militants,” the statement reads. “The borderguard fulfilled the task of monitoring the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine for the timely detection of terrorist reconnaissance and sabotage groups. Around 5 pm, while watching in the optical device, he saw a bright flash of yellow from the side of the enemy’s fortification, and felt a sharp pain in his eyes,” – says State Border Guard Service
The serviceman was immediately taken to a military hospital in Pokrovsk, where ophthalmologists examined the injured eye in depth and put a preliminary diagnosis – “the burn of the right eye’s retina as a result of laser beam damage.” “It is now known that the serviceman has lost the capacity of the right eye by 80 %,” informs the agency.