France is ready to continue to support Ukraine with medical and pharmaceuticals
France will continue to provide comprehensive support to the healthcare sector of our country and promptly respond to requests from the Ministry of Health of Ukraine regarding the need for medical supplies, equipment and consumables. In particular, Ukraine expects another batch of humanitarian aid from its French partners in the coming days.
The Minister of Health Victor Lyashko announced this during a meeting with Etienne de Poncins, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine.
“Many thanks to our French colleagues for the help our country has received since the first day of the war. And we are not just talking about humanitarian support. Today, with the assistance of the first ladies of Ukraine and France, seriously ill Ukrainian children are already receiving highly specialized medical care in French clinics. We also appreciate the fact that France is ready to join the dialogue on the reconstruction of Ukraine after the victory over the aggressor, especially with regard to investments in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors,” said the Minister.
According to the head of the Ministry of Health, the issue of continuing the activities of global pharmaceutical companies in Russia is now acute. The Ministry of Health will continue to insist on the withdrawal of French pharmaceutical companies from the Russian market.
Russian terrorists are killing civilians, raping women and children, firing on medics and volunteers, and destroying hospitals. Therefore, we are forced to take all possible measures to stop these atrocities and create limited access to medicines in the aggressor country. The Russians have (or at least had) the opportunity to prevent this – to put pressure on the government and withdraw troops from Ukraine.