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Installation of Ukrainian ambulances shot by russia presented in Geneva

23 May 2023

During the opening of the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, an installation of Ukrainian ambulances damaged by fire and shelling by the russian army while performing their duties was presented.

The mutilated ambulances are yet another reminder and proof of the crimes committed by the russian army against civilians.

“Since the beginning of russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, we have been witnessing daily how the enemy is targeting Ukrainian medical infrastructure and killing our people, our medics, who continue to save Ukrainian lives in extremely difficult conditions. The ambulance that was shot is another evidence of the russian terror that is hitting the Ukrainian medical system and trying to destroy each of us,” said Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Liashko. “At the same time, this installation is an example of the indomitable, courageous and tirelessness of Ukrainian medics. After all, each of them is a real hero who fights evil and saves lives every day despite pain or fatigue.”

It should be noted that since February 24 last year, the terrorist country has damaged 1503 medical facilities, of which 1320 were damaged and 183 were destroyed to the ground, beyond repair.

Also, since the beginning of the war, russia has destroyed 250 ambulances, damaged 103 more, and stolen 125.

Participants of the 76th World Health Assembly, including representatives of Poland, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Cyprus, Sweden, Finland, WHO and the European Commission, expressed their readiness to continue supporting Ukraine in its struggle for universal values, democracy, human rights and freedoms.

Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Liashko thanked the international community for such unity and a strong position of support for Ukraine on its path to victory.