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Ukrainian journalist and writer Stanislav Aseyev injured in combat zone – photos

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Ukrainian journalist and writer Stanislav Aseyev injured in combat zone – photos

Stanislav Aseyev, Ukrainian writer and journalist, winner of the Taras Shevchenko Prize, former captive of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic’s forces, has been injured in the combat zone once again. Two months ago he was injured near the settlement of Ocheretyne.

Aseyev reported about his injury on social media and shared photos from the hospital.

„A miracle happened to me again. This piece of shrapnel entered my neck, missed the artery, and got stuck in soft tissue. And a fragment that got into my chest did not penetrate the lung. Another one was pulled out of my ear,“ he wrote.

Stanislav Aseyev was injured again.
Photo: @AseyevStanislav on Twitter

Aseyev also showed a photo of the projectile fragment and his blood-stained military uniform.

„Just need to update my wardrobe,“ he added.

Photo: @AseyevStanislav on Twitter

Stanislav Aseyev is a Ukrainian writer, journalist, and member of the PEN Ukraine organisation. He worked as a journalist in the occupied city of Donetsk under the pseudonym Stanislav Vasin, wrote for Radio Liberty and Ukrainskyi Tyzhden.

On 11 May 2017 he was kidnapped by the so-called DPR forces who accused him of „spying“ and illegally held him until 29 December 2019. He was then liberated during a prisoners of war swap.

Aseyev has written poetry, the autobiographical novel The Melchior Elephant, or A Man Who Thought, and The Underhill Witches, a play. He was awarded the Shevchenko National Prize, Ukraine’s highest award for culture and the arts, for the book In Isolation in 2021, and in 2022 he claimed the prize again with The Torture Camp on Paradise Street.

In 2022 he created the Justice Initiative Fund which collects information about Russian war criminals. In March 2024 he joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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