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The first group of 10 Ukrainian troops who were wounded, injured or handicapped in Donbas hostilities, set off for a new rehabilitation program in Bulgaria, the Ukrainian government reports.

"A group of 10 war veterans injured in the east of Ukraine on June 9 left for a two-week rehabilitation program in Bulgaria within the framework of the NATO's Medical Rehabilitation Trust Fund. The initiative is being implemented based on the agreement between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine within the framework of the NATO's Medical Rehabilitation Trust Fund for Ukraine," the report said.

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The group consists of participants in the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas who were wounded, mutilated, and who suffered a concussion or were otherwise affected during military operations in eastern Ukraine.

According to the report, Bulgaria is the leading state within the framework of the NATO Trust in the field of medical rehabilitation for Ukraine, set to host for rehabilitation for a 2-year period about 300 war veterans injured in the east of Ukraine.

On the ninth day of each following month, a new group will be sent to a military hospital in the city of Hissar.