Ukrainians arrive in Germany for medical treatment

BERLIN (AP) — Two dozen Ukrainians who were injured in Kiev protests have been brought to Germany for medical treatment.

A German air force medical evacuation transport touched down Wednesday afternoon in Berlin with the patients, who were to be treated in hospitals in the capital, and Koblenz and Ulm.

The military says the patients were among several hundred injured in protests on Independence Square, which became the center and the symbol of the anti-government protests in Ukraine.

Lt. Col. Matthias Frank told The Associated Press about two-thirds of the patients were being treated for gunshot wounds. Two of the patients are still in need of intensive care treatment.

Frank says Ukrainian officials asked for help in treating the injured because they had run out of space in Ukrainian hospitals.

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