Austria is taking in six seriously injured people – including three children – from Ukraine for treatment. The injured, who suffered severe burns when the helicopter crashed into a kindergarten near Kyiv, will be taken to Austria and treated in hospitals in Vienna, Linz and Graz, the Federal Chancellery confirmed today. The “Kleine Zeitung” (Saturday edition) had already reported about it.
The transfer agreed with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine has already begun. The three girls, aged between five and seven, as well as two mothers and a father, will be flown to Austria in the coming days. According to the Federal Chancellery, all the injured are conscious, but must be ventilated with oxygen. The transfer of the seriously injured was organized by the Ukrainian Refugee Coordination Unit of the Ministry of Interior.
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.