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Ukrainian soldiers wounded on the eastern front repatriated to Germany

(credit / Bundeswehr)
Evacuation of patients from the plane in Stuttgart (credit: Flughafen Stuttgart /Schleicher)

(B2) An A-310 aircraft , specially equipped for medical evacuation (Medevac), repatriated to Germany, 17 Ukrainian soldiers injured during the fighting in eastern Ukraine, for medical treatment in Germany, announces the Bundeswehr.

Injuries distributed in several hospitals

A medical team left a few days ago, on March 15, for Ukraine, to " to select wounded Ukrainian soldiers and preparing them » repatriation. The patients who arrived in Germany on Friday (March 20) were then distributed to different German army hospitals. The first four patients were thus transferred from Stuttgart airport and taken to the military hospital in Ulm. The Airbus then flew to Hamburg. There, eight other patients were cared for by the Armed Forces hospitals in Hamburg and Westerstede. Finally, the remaining patients were transferred from Cologne Airport to the Central Military Hospital in Koblenz.

Support from several European countries

This action is part of more general support from several European countries — in particular Lithuania, Poland and the Republic. Czech — for the care of seriously injured civilians or soldiers, or those requiring long and complicated care. Quite a few injured in this civil conflict which has now lasted for more than a year. Germany had already repatriated and welcomed several seriously injured civilians and soldiers. In March 2014, 24 Ukrainian citizens, injured following the events of Maidan, had been transported and treated in German military and civilian hospitals. In September 2014, 20 Ukrainian soldiers, seriously injured during fighting in eastern Ukraine, were repatriated for treatment in four Armed Forces hospitals in Germany. “ Three of them are still under treatment in Hamburg and Koblenz”, we say to the Bundeswehr.

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).