Norway has been asked to assist with the medical evacuation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers four times in recent weeks. “We must say yes,” Liberal Party (V) leader Guri Melby says.
“Ukrainian authorities have asked Norway to take in injured soldiers four times in a very short period, and then I think we should do it,” Melby told the newspaper Vårt Land.
According to Minister of Justice Emilie Enger Mehl (SP), Norway has received four requests for the evacuation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers.
“Norway received requests for assistance on April 23, May 5, 7, and 10 – through the EU scheme for civil emergency preparedness – relating to the medical evacuation of injured Ukrainian soldiers,” Mehl wrote in her response to Melby.
The question of whether Norway should offer medical evacuation of injured Ukrainian soldiers is under consideration, Mehl added.
The Liberal Party’s leader says the Ukrainian health service is under a lot of pressure now.
“Norwegian health personnel are able to provide very good medical follow-up services to a group of injured Ukrainian soldiers. It is great that the Minister of Justice confirms that the government is now considering this, but I hope that there will soon be a concrete answer,” Melby stated.
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