Ukrainian soldiers check in at Riga hospital

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Seven soldiers from the Ukrainian national armed forces have been brought to Latvia to be treated for injuries sustained in battle with pro-Russian terrorists in the country’s east, reported news wire BNS Thursday.

Their reception in Latvia’s medical establishments will be coordinated jointly by the Foreign Affairs and Health ministries.

The men were checked in to the Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital and underwent initial tests to determine their further course of treatment. Three of them will continue in the rehabilitation hospital three in a specialized traumatology hospital and the final one is still awaiting medical results.

A delegation from the Dnepropetrovsk district’s state administration accompanied the soldiers, who visited the Emergency Medical center after seeing their injured countrymen properly registered at Stradins Hospital.

Delegation member and Dnpropetrovsk district chairman’s aide Boris Tregerman thanked the hosts for being among the first countries to come to the aid of Ukraine.

Emergency Medical center chief Roberts Spručs acknowledged that all of the seven patients had suffered “heavy injuries” and needed “serious treatment”.


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