USA-Pentagon: Plan to treat wounded Ukrainians

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USA-Pentagon: Plan to treat wounded Ukrainians

According to an official of the US Department of Defense, the plan provides for the transfer of the wounded – members of the Ukrainian armed forces to a US military hospital in Germany.

The Pentagon officially approved in late June a plan to treat wounded members of the Ukrainian armed forces at a US military hospital in Germany, a US Defense Department official said on Tuesday.

Five months after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country’s military to invade neighboring Ukraine, the war is raging, with the centerpiece of the Donbass region. The Russian army has occupied one fifth of the country. The government in Kyiv announced last month that 100 to 200 Ukrainian soldiers were being killed every day.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, clarified that no Ukrainians have been treated in Germany so far and that the US military will not transport wounded from Ukrainian soil.

There is no clear tally of the injured, nor if or how many have been treated in other countries, such as in neighboring Poland.

The Ukrainian servicemen will be treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the official said. Adjacent to Ramstein Air Force Base, southwest of Frankfurt, this center is the largest US military hospital outside the continental US.

The US military is already training Ukrainian soldiers in Germany. Washington has provided more than $8 billion in military aid to Kyiv.

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