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Minister says Israel will airlift injured Ukrainians for treatment here

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz says Israel will pay to airlift injured Ukrainians to Israel for treatment.

Horowitz says in a tweet that he told his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Liashko that Israel will fund millions of shekels worth of medicine to be sent directly to Ukraine, and “will take care of flying injured Ukrainians to Israel for treatment — on our dime.”

He also repeats that Israel condemns “Russia’s cruel invasion.”

“This is our unequivocal position, and we back it up in deeds,” he says.

According to the Kan broadcaster, Israel is mulling flying injured Ukrainian soldiers to Israel for treatment alongside civilians.

The Kan report does not attribute the information to a source.

A small number of civilians injured in the fighting were airlifted to hospitals in Israel in previous months, through special operations via medical rescue groups and Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

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