13:27 03 Apr 2023

Croatia offers treatment and rehabilitation to wounded Ukrainian soldiers

The Croatian government offers treatment and rehabilitation to wounded Ukrainian soldiers.

Euractiv reports that Croatia's Veteran Affairs Minister Tomo Medved announced it on Friday during a visit to Kyiv.

On March 31, Medved was part of the Croatian delegation accompanying Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković. They took part in events on the occasion of the anniversary of the liberation of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv, where the russian forces committed atrocities, like torture, rape, execution, and more, against the civilian population of the city during the one-month occupation. 

"We expect Ukraine to prepare the first batch of 20 wounded fighters to be sent to Croatian hospitals for treatment. And after their recovery, they will be included in a rehabilitation program at our veteran centers," Tomo Medved said.

Croatia currently has two specialized rehabilitation centers for veterans of the 1991-1995 war for independence, and two more are to be opened.

Earlier last week, Croatian Defense Minister Mario Banozic visited the southern port city of Odesa. He met with his counterpart Oleksii Reznikov and announced a donation of 14 Soviet-made Mi-8 transport helicopters to Ukraine's armed forces.

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