Russian troops have been purposefully and indiscriminately attacking Ukrainian healthcare facilities for more than a year.
As of March 16, 2023, Russian forces have carried out 341 attacks on medical facilities in Ukraine. As a result of these attacks, 243 hospitals were damaged, and 34 were completely destroyed.
The same medical facilities can be attacked several times, so it is important to record both the number of damaged facilities and the number of attacks.
Medical infrastructure in the Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kyiv, and Luhansk regions suffered the most damage and attacks.
The team of the Ukrainian Healthcare Center (UHC) continues to record and collect evidence regarding attacks of the Russian Federation on medical facilities in the crimes of Ukraine. We travel to the regions, talk to witnesses, and use information from open sources and satellite images for analysis. A report on Russia’s attacks on the medical system of the Kharkiv region will be available soon.
Analytical reports on the assessment of damage to the medical infrastructure of Ukraine can be found at the link.
The facts collected in the reports must be taken into account in future trials against the military and political leaders of the Russian Federation.
This report was supported by the Agency for Legislative Initiatives within the program “Public Health” of the International Renaissance Foundation.