Latvia continues providing medical assistance to soldiers injured in the Ukrainian crisis

09.09.2019. 13:02

On 9 September 2019, fourteen soldiers injured during the conflict in Ukraine are starting on an 18-day-long course of treatment at the “Vaivari” National Rehabilitation Centre, where they will receive rehabilitation services and psychological assistance.

In response to a request from the Ukrainian side concerning the rehabilitation of persons affected by the military conflict, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved on 11 June 2019 the allocation of 45,000 euros from the State Budget Programme “Emergency Funds” towards rehabilitation in Latvia of those who have been injured in the conflict in Ukraine.

The provision of medical assistance in Latvia to persons who have sustained injuries during hostilities in the east of Ukraine began in 2014. More than 42 residents of Ukraine have received assistance in Latvia until now.