5 more Ukrainian troops come to Lithuanian hospitals

“Five participants of the anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine arrived in Lithuania for treatment on April 8,” Asta Galdikaitė, adviser at the Defence Ministry’s Public Relations Division, told BNS.

In her words, three of the five soldiers were brought by the Defence Ministry and they will be treated at a rehabilitation centre in the resort city of Druskininkai, while the other two Ukrainian men brought by the Health Ministry will undergo treatment in Druskininkai hospital.

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Lithuania expects to receive and rehabilitate 50 soldiers from Eastern Ukraine. Seven Ukrainians were treated in Lithuania in January, in addition to three in February and four in March.

The war between Russian-supported separatists and Ukraine’s governmental forces is in progress since last April. According to data available to the United Nations, the conflict has already claimed more than 6,000 lives.

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