Children injured in road accident in Belarus cannot be transported to Ukraine – consul
Victims of the accident in Belarus, Ukrainian children, according to medical experts, are not subject to transportation, therefore, Ukrainian diplomats are currently solving the issue of accommodation and meals for the victims' relatives, the Belarusian media outlet TUT.BY has reported with reference to Ukrainian consul in Brest Anatoliy Didenko.
"At the moment, doctors believe that they [affected children] are not liable to the transportation," the newspaper quoted Didenko as saying on Monday.
Earlier, Ukrainian medical aviation reported its readiness to deliver injured children by air to Ukraine, however, this issue is not considered due to their condition.
The consul also noted that there was no need for Ukraine to send its doctors to Belarus.
"I want to note that the Belarusian side has very good cooperation, high efficiency: starting from medical assistance and ending with a meeting of relatives who are now coming," Didenko added.
He also said that the driver of the minibus transporting children was in the Investigative Committee, the diplomats informed his family of the incident.
"Investigative actions are being conducted with him," the Ukrainian consul said, noting that diplomats also contacted the driver's family.
As reported, a Ukrainian teenager was killed and another six badly injured in the traffic accident of a van carrying a children football team from Ukraine on Kamyanyets-Shereshevo-Svisloch highway in Kamyanyets district of Brest region of Belarus on May 13.
On May 14, Liudmyla Denisova, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Commissioner for Human Rights, asked Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makey to help Ukrainian children, as well as their parents, who are with the injured children in Belarus.