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06
May
2022

Zelensky: Russia has brought to Ukraine such medical problems, which until recently could not be imagined

KYIV. May 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, addressing participants of the Brave Ukraine fundraiser, said that Russian aggression had brought medical problems to Ukraine, including a lack of antibiotics, which until recently one could hardly imagine.

"If we take only the medical infrastructure, to date, Russian troops have destroyed or damaged almost 400 health facilities. These are hospitals, maternity hospitals, outpatient clinics. In the temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine – in the east and south – the situation with access to medical services and medicines is just catastrophic. Even the simplest medications are missing. Russia has brought to Ukraine and Europe such problems that we could not have imagined a few months ago," Zelensky said in his video address.

According to him, this is in fact a complete lack of treatment for cancer patients. This is an extremely difficult or impossible access to insulin for diabetics, and it’s the inability to perform surgery.

"It’s just a lack of antibiotics! These are the consequences of the Russian occupation for a part of our land, " the president noted.