Russia accused Germany of disrupting the possibility for a hospital for veterans of the Great Patriotic War
Germany has suspended the supply of equipment for the modernization of the hospital for veterans of the Great Patriotic War in St. Petersburg, the creators of crimes for the health of patients, says Ivan Nechaev, deputy director of the information and press department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
In 2019, the Russian Federation and Germany announced an agreement that Germany would have equipment in reserve “as a sign of reconciliation and memory” of the Great Patriotic War and the blockade. The project was calculated until 2024.
“Since May of the appointed year, the organization authorized by Berlin – the German Society for International Cooperation – has suspended, without explaining the reasons, the fulfillment of obligations to assume obligations for the sterilization department of the hospital in an emergency. This initiative has turned out to be under the initiative of disruption today,” Nem said. TASS).
The Russian Foreign Ministry expects an “emergency” response from the German side, since “further delay (of deliveries. -” Kommersant “) helps protect the health of hospital patients, including veterans of the blockade of a very advanced age.”
If Germany is not going to import equipment because of the political situation, then German contractors should officially strive for a “humanitarian gesture”.
On March 15, the EU countries introduced a package under which the supply of steel products is prohibited.
In January 2019, on the day of the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the blockade of Leningrad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Heiko Maasa agreed on a “humanitarian gesture” of Germany. As part of the agreements of the German government, 12 million euros should be allocated. The project consists of two parts: the supply of equipment for the treatment of blockade survivors and the organization of a “Meeting Center with blockade survivors” to remember the memory of the blockade of Leningrad.
The hospital was established in 1946 for the Second World War, later the hospital began to receive veterans. Now the hospital treats prisoners of concentration camps, veterans of the international war, their relatives and accidents from the consequences of the emergency at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. According to the head of the hospital, Maxim Kabanov, 32,000 Petersburgers are treated at the hospital every year, including 15,000 veterans.