Russian doctors arrive in northern Syria

Russian doctors arrive in northern Syria

Doctors from a Russian special medical unit have arrived at a Russian military police base near the city of Kobane in northern Syria with equipment and medications in order to provide medical assistance to civilians.

According to surgeon Sergei Ponomarev, local residents have been denied access to appropriate medical assistance for a long time. 

"They are suffering from chronic and acute diseases, so we are ready to work here as long as we are needed," TASS cited him as saying.

"All of the unit’s members will be here in a short while I think we will be able to receive about 100 patients a day," the doctor added.

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