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Russia hands over 5 wounded Ukrainian servicemen to Ukraine

July 26, 2014, 2:46 UTC+3 ROSTOV-ON-DON
This is a second airplane which had taken wounded Ukrainians from Rostov-on-Don airport
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ROSTOV-ON-DON, July 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Five wounded Ukrainian servicemen who were being treated in Russia were handed over to Ukraine at Russia’s southern Rostov-on-Don airport on Saturday.

An airplane Antonov An-26 with injured Ukrainian servicemen aboard took off at 1.55 am Moscow time (9.55 pm GMT) and headed for southern Ukrainian city of Nikolayev, Itar-Tass reported from the scene

“Russia has opened a transit corridor for the Ukrainian airplane. Five people who were being cured at hospitals in Rostov region were brought to the airport accompanied by medics and were taken aboard the airplane,” an official of Rostov regional border department of the Federal Security Service told Itar-Tass.

Four wounded servicemen are in heavy, but stable condition. Doctors said one more wounded serviceman had got a light wound.

This is a second airplane which had taken wounded Ukrainians from Rostov-on-Don airport. The first airplane has delivered 18 people who had been healed in Russia to Ukraine overnight to Thursday.

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