UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 12 — Ukraine needs more than $14 billion to rebuild its medical infrastructure within the next ten years, Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko said at the Ukrainian Recovery Conference in Germany.

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.

“The total losses for the medical sector from the war are enormous — [they amount to] at least $17.8 billion. For our medical system to continue to function and advance, the support of international partners is crucial,” Viktor Liashko said.

The Ministry of Health reported 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 sustained minor damage, such as broken windows, roofs, facades, and so on.

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 in 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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