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European Parliament members visit Dnipro and go to Donbas conflict zone
12:31, 9 July 2017
European Parliament members visit Dnipro and go to Donbas conflict zone

Foreign guests started their visit by going to Mechnikova hospital and Donbas Conflict Museum in Dnipro

12:31, 9 July 2017

Mariya Ionova Facebook

This Sunday, July 9, Members of European Parliament are going to Donbas conflict zone, as Mariya Ionova, MP of Block Petro Poroshenko fraction, informs on Facebook.

“Today members of European Parliament start their visit to Dnipro as a part of the Parliamentary committee work. Tomorrow we are going to Donbas conflict zone, on the south of Donetsk Oblast,” she wrote.

Mariya Ionova informs that committee head Dariusz Rosati and member of committee Michael Galer started their visit on July 8 in Dnipro with attending Mechnikova hospital and Donbas Conflict Museum in Dnipro.

The museum deeply impressed the visitors by a film about war, which was projected on all four walls of a big room, creating an effect of presence. It vividly showed how close and non-abstract the war is, Ionova noted.

In a personal discussion deeply affected guests repeated “Can you imagine - a war in Europe. In Europe!” she added.

In Mechnikova hospital the guests were met by the head Serhiy Ryzhenko. He told the guest about the intense work of the hospital, which for the past four years has been operating as a military hospital, and saved lives of 2 200 heavily-wounded soldiers and aided more than 14 000 injured civilians and soldiers.

The guests were shown bullets and shrapnels taken out of people’s wounds. They also witnessed that heavily injured people get admitted into the hospital almost every day.

As we reported earlier, over the past 24 hours two Ukrainian soldiers were injured.

Related: Poland admits recent disputes with Ukraine element of Russian hybrid war

Related: Putin, Merkel and Macron stress importance of ceasefire in Donbas

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