UKRAINE, Jul 9 — Over two years of Russian full-scale war in Ukraine, 522 medical facilities have been fully restored, with the Kharkiv region among the leaders in the number of such facilities. Also, 361 hospitals were partially restored, reported the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Russian army has damaged 1,618 medical facilities in Ukraine and destroyed another 214. Kharkiv, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Dnipro, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions suffered the greatest losses.

In addition to the Kharkiv region, most hospitals have been restored in the Mykolaiv, Dnipro, Kyiv, and Chernihiv regions. First of all, these are medical facilities in the liberated territories and those hospitals that suffered minor damage, such as broken windows, roofing, and facade damage.

Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko said at the Ukrainian Recovery Conference in Germany that Ukraine needs more than $14 billion to rebuild its medical infrastructure within the next ten years.

Since the beginning of the full-scale war, international partners have been helping to restore the medical infrastructure damaged by Russian attacks in Kharkiv and the whole of Ukraine.

The Czech government’s commissioner for the restoration of Ukraine, Tomáš Kopečný, said to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that the Czech Republic joined projects to restore eight hospitals in the Kharkiv Oblast in 2024.

The Kharkiv region received four ambulances from volunteers and the Latvian government.

The South Korean government has provided Ukraine with 100 ambulances for emergency medical care. 

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