News from Berlin

Injured Ukrainian Citizens Continue to be Treated in Germany

April 24th, 2014
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News from Berlin - Germany has flown 32 Ukrainians who were injured during the violent protests in Kiev to various hospitals in Bonn, Berlin and Konstanz. They were transported in the German army’s ‘MedEvac’ Airbus. The costs of the treatment are being covered by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Defence Ministry, as wells as by the Ukrainian Pinchuk Foundation.  

Some nine patients have now been released and four more are due to be released in the coming weeks. Germany is set to host some of the patients for the foreseeable future- their injuries are so serious, that a longer treatment is needed before they can be cured. Both Maidan activists and policemen are among those being treated.

The German government’s humanitarian commitment to Ukraine supports the diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the crisis in the Ukraine. It dates back to the Ukrainian government’s plea to the German Embassy in Kiev to support the care and treatment of those seriously injured in the violent conflict in March.

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