The Israeli experts made a successful surgery for Ukrainian sailor Denys Hrytsenko who returned home within the prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine on September 7 as 9 channel reported.
The commander of the 1st division of ships of the security raid of the naval command had the malignant tumor in the kidney. The Ukrainian doctors appealed to their Israeli colleague who held the Concilium on the request of the Office of the President of Ukraine. The Israeli doctors recommended holding mini-invasive surgery for the sailor to remove the tumor.
Then it turned out that the Ukrainian doctors are not able to do such delicate laparoscopy and famous urologist from Tel Aviv medical center Ihilov Roman Goldman arrived in Kyiv.
Hrytsenko had surgery on September 16 at Kyiv governmental hospital Feofaniya. The tumor was removed and the kidney was saved.
24 Ukrainian sailors and 11 political prisoners - already ex-political prisoners - captured by Russia over the past five years, returned to Ukraine. Faces of the released Ukrainian sailors, left activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, journalist Roman Sushchenko, Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov and the rest of former captives were seen in the crowd.