Russian invasion is catastrophic for Ukrainian healthcare, says Zelensky

6 May, 03:35 PM
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (

The Ukrainian healthcare system is buckling under the pressure from Russia’s war of aggression, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a speech at the Brave Ukraine charity event on Mary 5.

“To Ukraine, to Europe, Russia has brought problems of a magnitude we couldn’t even imagine several months ago,” said Zelensky.

“Cancer treatments are essentially unavailable; insulin supplies for diabetics are severely limited, if not just gone; we’re unable to perform surgery… even antibiotics are in short supply.”

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“These are the consequence of the Russian invasion for some parts of our land, for some cohorts of our people, whom we have to liberate from the invaders.”

According to Zelensky, Russian troops have destroyed or damaged almost 400 healthcare facilities in Ukraine, such as hospitals, maternity wards, and clinics. Russia-occupied areas in southern and eastern Ukra

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