From . – 01/20/2023 20:24 (act. 01/20/2023 20:24)
Those injured in the helicopter crash in Ukraine will be treated in Austria. © AP Photo/Daniel Cole
Six seriously injured people from Ukraine – including three children – are being treated in Austria.
The injured, who suffered severe burns in the helicopter crash into a kindergarten near Kyiv on Wednesday, will be flown to Austria and treated at hospitals in Vienna, Linz and Graz, the Federal Chancellery confirmed late on Friday. . The “Kleine Zeitung” (Saturday edition) had already reported about it.
Injured children from Ukraine treated in Austria
The evacuation, agreed on Thursday with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, began on Friday. The three girls, aged between five and seven, as well as two mothers and a father, will be transferred to Austria in the coming days. According to the Federal Chancellery, all the injured are conscious, but must be ventilated with oxygen. The evacuation of the seriously injured was organized by the Ukrainian Refugee Coordination Unit of the Ministry of Interior.
Chancellor Nehammer thanked hospitals in Austria
In a statement, Chancellor Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) thanked the hospitals in Austria “who were so quick to accept and treat the victims”. Since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression, the civilian population in Ukraine has experienced a lot of suffering and misery. “It makes me happy if we can help where innocent children, mothers and fathers are hit so badly,” said Nehammer, who “as a family man” was particularly affected by the “terrible photos of the destroyed kindergarten”.
The cause of the helicopter crash is still unclear.
The cause of the helicopter crash in which 14 people died on Wednesday – including Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyj – remains unclear. The helicopter crashed into a kindergarten where children were being taken to kindergarten by their parents.