More injured Ukraine soldiers arrive in Estonia for treatment

  • 2014-09-24
  • From wire reports, RIGA

(photo: ITAR-TASS)

Ten Ukrainian soldiers injured in conflict in the east of the country have been flown to Estonia for top level treatment.

The wounded victims include volunteers, law enforcement staff and national guard members and were flown from Dnipropetrovsk on Tuesday, public broadcasting reports.

"Those patients were selected for whom highly skilled aid could be provided here. These are injured with injuries caused by firearms and shell splinters. Mostly they have limb injuries," Dnipropetrovsk Health Department head Igor Makedonski said.

The victims will be treated at  North Estonian Regional Hospital. It's not the first time the Baltic states have accepted injured Ukrainian soliders. Lithuania recently hosted fourteen injured soldiers whilst Latvia is also providing treatment to the soldiers.