UKRAINE, Apr 23 — Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Russian armed aggression has damaged 1,581 medical institutions and destroyed 210 others, reported the Ministry of Health.

“Medical facilities in the Kharkiv, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Dnipro, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions suffered the greatest losses. Currently, it is impossible to obtain comprehensive information on the extent of hospital destruction in the temporarily occupied territories. Also, since the beginning of the war, Russia has damaged 161 ambulances, destroyed 260, and seized 125 emergency vehicles,” the statement reads.

Despite this, the Ministry of Health says it has already restored 513 medical facilities and is currently restoring another 357.

These are medical facilities in the deoccupied territories and those that have suffered minor damage, such as broken windows, roofs, facades, etc. Most restored medical facilities are in the Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Chernihiv regions.

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

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

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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