(B2) An A-310 aircraft , specially equipped for medical evacuation (Medevac), has repatriated 17 Ukrainian soldiers injured during the fighting in eastern Ukraine to Germany 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 dispatched to various 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 a more general support from several European countries - in particular Lithuania, Poland or the Rep. Czech — to the care of civilians or soldiers seriously injured, or 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 taken in 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 in fighting in eastern Ukraine, had been 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.