Thursday, April 13 2017 22:04 EEST
Ukraine
President conveyed mobile intensive care units and special transport for medical institutions of Luhansk region
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In the course of the working trip to Luhansk region, President Petro Poroshenko took part in a solemn ceremony of conveying mobile intensive care units and special transport for medical institutions of Luhansk region. The Head of State expressed gratitude to the medics of the region for loyalty to the Hippocratic Oath, selfless work, care for patients and saved lives.

The President noted that despite lasting military aggression life goes on. Petro Poroshenko emphasized that in conditions when 5% of GDP are allocated to the security and defense sector, every effort is made to find money for equipment of hospitals, construction of kindergartens, repair of schools, construction of sports complexes.

The President is confident that the medical transport is given today for those who need it most. “I am sure this modern vehicles will save a lot of Ukrainian newborns. It will improve quality of medical aid in the region. It will be the first brick in the foundation of the healthcare reform in the region,” Petro Poroshenko stressed.

The Head of State informed that 40 more medical vehicles will be purchased for Luhansk region this year.

Petro Poroshenko emphasized that it was a principled position for him to allocate funds from the state budget for Luhansk and Donetsk regions first of all. According to him, almost 350 million hryvnias of 1 billion allocated for the restoration of Luhansk region’s infrastructure will be provided for medical assistance. It is crucially important to maintain full functioning of the institutions forced to leave the temporarily occupied territories, the President stated.

“Ukraine is being reborn and finds and opportunity to care for the restoration of Donbas as an integral part of united Ukraine,” the Head of State emphasized adding that the country relies on the support of European partners in that process as well.

“The only thing we need for that is peace. Unfortunately, we still cannot guarantee our European partners that it is already time to safely invest money in Donbas. Not everything depends on us. Threat of hostilities from Russia is still very topical,” the President said.

The Head of State underlined the importance of continuation of reforms in the state and informed on the signature of the law that allows to bring to justice those who fled from Ukraine within trial in absentia “for the lives lost, for the money stolen, for the war on the Ukrainian land”. The President also signed another law that “radically changes” the investment regime in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. “We must restore everything damaged by war,” he said.

“This is a principle for us. This is the way we will return Ukrainian sovereignty to the occupied land, return Ukraine to Luhansk and Donetsk,” the President noted.

The Head of State counts on the residents of Donbas in the process of returning peace to Ukraine by political and diplomatic means. “I will do everything I can for the horrors of war not to repeat in your life ever again. When we all come together to establish peace, nobody will stop us,” the President said.

Petro Poroshenko also informed that a separate program called “Light to the Villages of Luhansk region” will be fulfilled and more than 200 km of the region will be illuminated.

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