Ivan Kushnerov's prosthetic hand has an opening for two partially functioning fingers. It is for cosmetic use only as it inhabits the use of his two remaining fingers.
Ivan Kushnerov, 25, lives in Zaporizhia, was severely wounded in Severodonetsk in November 2014, while he served in the 39th Territorial Defense Battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. His left hand was amputated as well as three fingers on his right hand. He also has problems with vision and with his legs. Prior to the war he worked in advertising and is currently studying part-time to become a journalist. "I feel the pain. Sometimes it is phantom pain. I often have a headache, and my scars ache. This pain is always with me. But, if you feel pain, it means you are alive." Kyiv, March 4, 2014