Three Ukrainians injured in the fighting in Ukraine arrived on Monday in Israel to receive further treatment.
The three, family members hurt in a Russian missile attack on their home near Kyiv, were admitted to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital’s trauma unit.
They were evacuated from a local hospital in Kyiv by New York-based emergency flight organization Hatzolah Air to the Romanian-Moldova border, and from there to Ben Gurion Airport, following a call from Magen David Adom and ZAKA volunteers in the war-torn country.
According to the medical center, the three wounded were a couple and one of their sons.
The woman, 44-year-old Irina, was admitted with moderate injuries, while suffering from an open fracture in her leg. She will undergo further assessment and require surgery.
The man, 44-year-old Max, was admitted with light injuries, including a knee injury. The son, Mark, 19, was admitted with moderate injuries, including an open fracture in his leg and damage to his vertebrae. He will require surgery.
Also with them was a second son, 10-year-old Georgi, who was not wounded in the attack.
“We promised that the medical center is prepared to treat casualties who are flown to Israel and will provide any medical assistance that may be required,” said Prof. Yoram Weiss, director-general of Hadassah Medical Center.
“The three wounded are being treated by Hadassah specialists and are under the best care there can be.”
Yisrael Beytenu MK Yossi Shain, whose initiative it was to bring wounded from the war in Ukraine to Israel, said: “The State of Israel is making a commitment to the civilians affected by the war in Ukraine, Jews and non-Jews. Out of concern for their safety and health, an exciting medical rescue operation is taking place here today….”