NYT: Pentagon hospital in Germany starts treating Americans wounded in Ukraine

NYT: Pentagon hospital in Germany starts treating Americans wounded in Ukraine

Most of the wounded Americans relied on Ukrainian hospitals, but now the Pentagon has stepped in

NYT: Pentagon hospital in Germany starts treating Americans wounded in Ukraine

An American military hospital in the German city of Landstuhl has accepted 14 people who were wounded in the war in Ukraine for treatment.

Source. This was reported by The New York Times.

These are soldiers from Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ukraine, but the vast majority of them are US citizens.

The newspaper notes that first of all, most Americans who were injured in Ukraine relied on local hospitals and assistance from Western charities, but now the Pentagon has intervened and offered them the help that professional soldiers of the US army receive.

Speaking to the NYT, a U.S. official said that the White House strongly discourages U.S. citizens from participating in the war in Ukraine, but noted that if they are injured and end up in Germany, the Pentagon will not refuse to treat them.

A hospital representative said that all the wounded soldiers are in good condition, but refused to provide any details about the patients.

Those who are being treated at the hospital confirmed to the NYT that they are being provided with excellent conditions. According to the newspaper, they also spoke about the huge burden on medical institutions in Ukraine. In their opinion, the care of the wounded in Ukrainian hospitals was "spartan".

One of the soldiers taken to Germany said that he woke up during surgery because he was not given enough anesthesia, but in his opinion, "Ukrainians are doing their best."

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