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Defence Ministry: Four of the five servicemen injured in Afganistan were discharged from hospital

Four of the five servicemen injured in Afganistan, on Friday, of the Saint Andrew 300th Force Protection Battalion were discharged from hospital, the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) announced through a release sent, on Saturday, to AGERPRES.

Thus, Staff Sergeant Rusu Marian, corporals, second class, Stefan Florin-Laurentiu and Apetroaie Petrica and lance corporal Petcu Nicolae were discharged from hospital during the same day. All the patients discharged continue their treatment and recuperation, already being in the care of a Romanian medical team.

According to the quoted source, corporal, second class, Anton Florin is still in the Military Hospital of Kandahar Air Base for specialty treatment.

Five soldiers of the 300th Sfantul Andrei Mechanised Infantry Battalion on a mission to Afghanistan were injured on Friday as they were conducting a joint patrol mission with US soldiers in their area of responsibility. According to the Ministry of National Defence (MApN), around 12:30hrs, EEST, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) tactical vehicle carrying the troops was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

The soldiers were given first aid and were evacuated by air to a ROL III Military Hospital at the Kandahar Air Base.

 

 DefMin Les on servicemen injured in Afghanistan: People are still dying for Romania’s security

 

National Defence Minister Gabriel Les stated on Friday, after the news regarding the five servicemen injured while on a mission in Afghanistan, that “people are still dying for Romania’s security,” underscoring that it’s important for the Army not be introduced “in political games” and the endowment programmes be continued.

“There are five Romanian servicemen who were injured in this incident. The NATO procedures are very clear, their evacuation, namely their take over by the medical specialised structures. Fortunately, their situation is not a serious one, their families have been announced. Currently, they are outside any danger. (…) Unfortunately, some don’t understand that people are still dying for Romania’s security, we are still fighting and that is important, not to introduce the army in certain political games as it has been done over the past days. It’s important to go ahead with the endowment programme, the 2 percent which the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] ensured for the Army’s endowment, aspects which are paramount,” Gabriel Les stated.

 

PM Dancila: I made sure they receive best medical care

 

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila wished good health to the five Romanian soldiers who were injured on Friday while on a mission in Afghanistan, mentioning that together with the National Defence Minister, she made sure that the servicemen receive the best medical care.

“I wish good health and strength to our servicemen injured on a mission in Afghanistan! I made sure, together with the National Defence Minister, that they receive the best medical care and I hope they return home as soon as possible! I thank the Romanian servicemen for their professionalism and dedication!,” the PM wrote on Tweeter.

 

President Iohannis wishes speedy recovery to Romanian soldiers injured in Afghanistan

 

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a message following an attack in Afghanistan that left five Romanian soldiers injured.

“Our hearts go out to the soldiers who were injured in Afghanistan today while performing a specific mission in the war zone along with American soldiers. At these difficult moments, I wish our soldiers speedy recovery and I want to assure the families of the injured that they will receive the best medical care. We owe all our gratitude to Romanian troops who serve the country with professionalism and dedication in conflict zones, endangering their lives to keep world peace and security,” Iohannis said in a message, according to the Presidential Administration.

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