In Ukraine, 279 hospitals damaged, 19 completely destroyed amid Russian invasion - minister

In Ukraine, 279 hospitals damaged, 19 completely destroyed amid Russian invasion - minister

Since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the invaders have damaged 279 Ukrainian hospitals and completely destroyed 19.

This was announced on Facebook by Health Minister Viktor Liashko, Ukrinform reports.

"Since war-start, 279 hospitals were damaged and 19 – completely destroyed. Twenty medics were seriously injured, six were killed. But our doctors are not giving up, saving lines every day," he said.

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According to the minister, Russia will be responsible for every hospital and ambulance fired on, for every doctor killed in Ukraine.

"The next step is a full-fledged restoration of every damaged or destroyed institution, every doctor's office," Liashko stressed.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, 11 ambulances and a batch of medicines were handed over from the western Ukrainian region of Bukovyna to the Ukrainian military.

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