Two injured volunteers evacuated from Ukraine to Polish hospital
Two Polish volunteers who were injured while delivering aid near the front line in Ukraine have been taken to a hospital in Lublin, eastern Poland, the health ministry spokesman has said.
The volunteers were wounded near the city of Bakhmut in Ukraine's Donetsk region, near the front line dividing Ukrainian and Russian forces, Wojciech Andrusiewicz told PAP on Tuesday.
"They were unpacking aid for civilians from a car when a mortar shell exploded nearby," Andrusiewicz said. "Unfortunately, in the case of the woman, this ended in amputation of the shin. The man has suffered shrapnel wounds."
The Polish charity foundation Humanosh transported the wounded from Ukraine to the Polish border, where they were taken over by a Lublin medical transport.
Health Minister Adam Niedzielski met with both patients.