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Ukrainian doctors sent to Italy on a mission to treat patients with COVID-19 are returning home.

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"Rescuing Italian patients, the Ukrainian doctors have gained important experience from their Italian colleagues in fighting against COVID-19, which will now be used to treat coronavirus patients in our country," the Embassy of Ukraine in Italy wrote on Facebook, noting the doctors worked in hospitals in the cities of Pesaro and Urbino in the Marche region of Italy.

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The Italians highly appreciated the Ukrainian doctors' assistance, the embassy said.

"According to the doctors themselves, sincere words of gratitude from ordinary locals who at every step (from the streets to supermarkets) recognized the Ukrainian doctors and thanked the Ukrainians for taking the trouble of local residents so close to their hearts were the best assessment of their work in local hospitals," the embassy said.

As reported earlier, in early April, Ukraine sent a group of doctors to Italy to assist in the fight against the pandemic.

On April 6, twenty Ukrainian doctors sent to Italy went on duty in hospitals.