Nine Ukrainians shot during recent riots in Kiev arrived in Israel Friday for medical treatment at the Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot, Israel Radio reported Friday.
The Ukrainian patients were flown in in a special flight organized in collaboration with the Jewish community of Kiev, Israel Radio reported. The operation was coordinated from the Ukrainian capital's central synagogue, which served as an impromptu operation headquarters, Alexander Levin, founding president of the World Forum of Russian-Speaking Jewry, told Israel Radio.
Hundreds of Ukrainian protesters were wounded in clashes with the police in the capital, at the end of February; dozens were killed, in what ended up being a revolution ousting President Viktor Yanokovich.
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