The evacuation flight from Cologne to the airport in the Polish city of Rzeszow took off on Wednesday, and the special aircraft A310 MedEvac landed at Hanover-Langenhagen Airport in the late afternoon. The Bundeswehr medical service announced that the flight was administrative assistance for the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK).
Pistorius: Outstanding willingness to help among the German population
14 patients registered on board and are now being treated in Lower Saxony. “The arriving women, men and children can receive further medical care here immediately and far away from the acts of war. I hope that they will get well again as soon as possible,” said Lower Saxony’s Interior Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD). The willingness to help among the German population is outstanding. “In this way, we can at least provide the most urgent help to the people who lost almost everything overnight as a result of the war and are now arriving here in Lower Saxony. The pain caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine can at best be alleviated.”
Reszow in Poland is the hub for Ukraine aid
The A310 MedEvac is the Air Force’s flying intensive care unit – paramedics can treat patients in the air. Already at the beginning of the week, former Ukrainians had been flown out of Poland with the Airbus. Wounded Ukrainian soldiers have also been brought to Germany. There were also civilian aid transports. The city of Rzeszow is about 90 kilometers from the Ukrainian border and is a major hub for support to Ukraine.