A veteran of the fighting in the Donbass Alexander Shevtsov took a selfie with Pope Francis during his stay in Italy. The corresponding photo he posted in Facebook.
“Well, hold on – this Pope,” wrote Ukrainian.
According to “Obozrevatel”, the Ukrainian military in the charity project called for the traditional audience with the Pope.
29-year-old Alexander Shvetsov was the commander of the 30th separate mechanized brigade. Spent in a combat zone in the Donbas two months. Fought in Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, Lysychansk, Shchastya. In the battles of Lugansk was wounded. Due to multiple shrapnel wounds, doctors had to amputate his left leg.
We will remind, a year ago, Pope Francis blessed in the Vatican Ukrainian soldiers. We are talking about those soldiers who took part in the annual military pilgrimage to zarvanytsia spiritual center in France. During the pilgrimage of the Ukrainian military arrived in the Vatican at the General audience of the Pope.