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Croatia could accept 20 wounded Ukrainians as aid steps up

Written by  Mar 30, 2023

In the first phase of providing aid to Ukraine, Croatia could accept up to 20 wounded Ukrainians, the defence ministry announced on Wednesday after a video conference between the two sides, where Croatian Minister Tomo Medved expressed full support for the war-stricken country.

On Wednesday, a videoconference of the Croatian and Ukrainian sides was held in that ministry on the implementation of the Decision on providing assistance in the treatment and rehabilitation of wounded persons from Ukraine in Croatia, which was adopted by the government on March 16.

Medved, greeting his Ukrainian colleague Julia Laputina, expressed his full support for the Ukrainian people in the fight for freedom and thanked them for seeing in Croatia a friend and partner who, with his knowledge and experience from the Homeland War, wants and can help Ukraine, the press release states.

The goal of the government's decision is to provide concrete assistance to the war-affected country in caring for the wounded, their treatment and rehabilitation in Croatia.

In the initial phase, Croatia could accept up to 20 wounded people, veterans or civilians, depending on the demands of the Ukrainian side, it was announced.

Minister Laputina thanked the Croatian government, Minister Medved and the departments for their initiative and readiness to provide concrete assistance, as well as for their engagement so far in order to start implementing the decision as soon as possible.

The video conference was also attended by the Ukrainian ambassador to Croatia Vasilj Kirilič, representatives of the President's office, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Labour, the Pension System, Family and Social Policy, the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Defence and of Croatian veterans, also members of the working group.

Croatian Defence Minister Mario Banožić and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksij Reznikov met in Odessa on Wednesday. Among other things, they discussed Croatian aid to Ukraine and the security situation in that country.


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