Czech army planes to airlift Ukrainian injured to Prague hospitals

Two Czech army transport planes will take 27 severely wounded Ukrainian demonstrators to Prague for treatment on Thursday. The youngest of the injured to be airlifted from Kiev to one of two Prague hospitals is around 17 years old. He was shot in the legs and could face amputation. Arrangements for the transport have been made in the Ukrainian capital by a six person team from the Czech charity People in Need. They have drawn up a list of another 70 people who could be brought to the Czech Republic if funds are forthcoming. The Czech government decided to release 10 million crowns for the humanitarian airlift on Wednesday.

Author: Chris Johnstone