Ukraine has cut off supplies of any medicines for newborns in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
According to Yana Chepikova, the children’s rights advisor of the head of the DPR, on June 16 Ukraine stopped supplying any medicines to the republic. “This means a complete blockade. Were it not for a couple of donors and Russia, things would be much worse,” Chepikova says.
“For example, some charitable oragnizations have supplied our Makeyevka Perinatal Center with Curosurf, a drug used for treating respiratory distress syndrome. Naturally, the Makeyevka doctors will share it with their colleagues from other republican hospitals. We hope that the drug will suffice them for three-four months,” Chepikova says.