Pedro Sánchez announces arrival of 30 children with cancer from Ukraine

Pedro Sánchez announces arrival of 30 children with cancer from Ukraine. Credit: @sanchezcastejon/ Twitter

Pedro Sánchez announces the arrival of 30 children with cancer from Ukraine.

SPANISH President Pedro Sánchez announced on Thursday, March 10 that 30 children with cancer will be arriving in the country from Ukraine for treatment.

Sánchez said that on Friday, March 11, a plane chartered by the Ministry of Defense will arrive in Madrid from Ukraine with around 30 children with cancer and their families so that they can be treated “properly and with all the benefits” of Spain’s National Health System.

Sánchez said that the plane will land around 5/6 pm “with 20-30 children” and their families, in an evacuation that has been possible thanks to the joint work with the Spanish Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.

Tomorrow (March 11) a Ministry of Defense plane will arrive in Spain with 30 Ukrainian children with cancer and their families so that they can resume their cancer treatment interrupted by the war.

“The Spanish Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology will take care of them,” the 50-year-old said on Twitter.

The president made the announcement during his visit to one of the three large reception and shelter centres for Ukrainian refugees, the one located in Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid).

Accompanied by the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, the president of the Spanish government spoke with representatives of associations of the Ukrainian community in Spain.

“We visited one of the Ukrainian refugee reception centres set up in Spain,” Sánchez tweeted.

“We are going to serve them, guarantee their rights and speed up all the procedures so that the time they are here they feel like they are in their country. We will be an example of solidarity again.”

Earlier this month, Spain announced that they would be sending weapons to Ukraine to aid in their conflict with Russia.

On March 2, Sánchez said “it is the position of the Government of Spain” to supply Ukraine with weapons to help in their conflict with Russia. The president had previously insisted that the country would not send offensive military material to the Ukrainian resistance.


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Matthew Roscoe

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