Semen Gluzman, head of the Association of Psychiatrists of Ukraine, director of the Ukrainian-American Bureau for the Protection of Human Rights, told the Strana news outlet that former Acting Minister of Health in Ukraine Ulana Suprun had allegedly left the country for the United States.
"According to my information, Suprun has departed for the United States. It is not clear – it is for a while or for good. But if one looks at her 'preparatory work,' we can assume the second option," Gluzman said.
Later, the outlet's sources in the State Border Guard Service said Suprun had not departed from Ukraine as of January 4.
Read alsoZelensky gives feedback on petition calling for Suprun's reinstatement as health ministerThe information has also been refuted by acting Energy Minister Yuriy Vitrenko – he wrote on Facebook about their meeting in Kyiv.
According to him, Suprun came to visit them at the ministry and presented her book. Vitrenko added it is always "interesting and useful" to talk with Suprun and her book on healthy Ukraine is worth reading.
Ulana Suprun's career in Ukraine
- Ulana Suprun was appointed as Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine, as well as acting Health Minister in July 2016. She held that post until August 29, 2019, after which a new government was formed and she and her deputies submitted a letter of resignation.
- The Cabinet of Ministers on September 4, 2019, accepted Suprun's resignation.
- After completing her work at the Health Ministry, Suprun continued her social healthcare-related activities and ran a Facebook page, where she gave health advice and debunked myths around diseases and their treatment methods.
- She has recently published her "last post on Facebook," where she said that Ukrainians are invincible.