Latvia resumes rehabilitation program for wounded Ukrainian soldiers

15 August, 11:06 PM
Ukrainian soldier (Photo:The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine / Facebook)

Ukrainian soldier (Photo:The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine / Facebook)

Latvia has resumed a rehabilitation program for the treatment of wounded Ukrainian soldiers, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on Aug. 15.

“Twelve Ukrainian soldiers will begin a three-week treatment course at the Vaivari National Rehabilitation Center in order to receive rehabilitation services and recover from serious injuries sustained while defending Ukraine from the attack by the Russian military,” the report reads.

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers agreed on March 7 to renew a government support program for the rehabilitation of military personnel injured in Ukraine.

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“The Cabinet allocated an EUR 280,000 package from the State Budget Programme, ‘Funds for Unforeseen Events,’ for the rehabilitation of military personnel injured in the conflict in Ukraine, covering rehabilitation costs, travel expenses and costs for technical aids,” the ministry said.

They say the prioritization and transportation of Ukrainian patients, as well as the provision of rehabilitation services at the Vaivari National Rehabilitation Center is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Welfare, and with support from the Ministry of Defense.

The provision of medical assistance to individuals wounded during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine began in 2014, and 58 injured Ukrainians had received treatment in Latvian medical institutions by 2019, it added.

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