Ukraine, Israel to establish center for rehabilitation of ATO fighters

15.02.2017 17:22 986

Ukraine and Israel will establish a joint center for the rehabilitation of participants in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine.

This was discussed during the meeting of Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva with Ambassador of Israel to Ukraine Eliav Belotserkovsky, the Government portal reports.

"We intend to establish a medical and preventive treatment facility. The activity of future Israeli-Ukrainian center should be based on experiences and approaches of the Israeli experts as the country has advanced technologies for recovery and rehabilitation of combatants," the statement reads.

According to Reva, first, the Israeli delegation will visit the Social Policy Ministry’s division for physical rehabilitation of servicemen – the Ukrainian Research Institute for Prosthetics, Prosthesis and Rehabilitation in Kharkiv.

In addition, the inter-state agreement on employment is expected to be signed in short-term. According to Belotserkovsky, the Israeli side is very interested in the speedy signing of the agreement and start of work within the contract, which regulates official employment of Ukrainian experts in Israel.

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