Ukraine expresses immense gratitude to the Government of Georgia and, in particular, to the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and to the staff of the Georgian health facilities for rehabilitation programs for Ukrainian military personnel. This statement was issued by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the visit to the Mariam (Maro) Makashvili Military Rehabilitation Center of Wounded Military Servicemen Support Department of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia. Starting from 2015, this institution regularly accepts servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for rehabilitation.
"I am grateful for invaluable assistance and care on the part of the staff of the Center to the wounded Ukrainian servicemen," stressed the Prime Minister, "The life has handed us with great challenges. And only the courage of the heroes allows to make the world better and to eradicate the scourge. By joint efforts we can restore peace and force the aggressor to change plans."
The Head of Ukrainian Government assured Georgian side of the Ukraine’s staunchest position in terms of territorial integrity and added that Ukraine is confident that Georgia shares the same values.
In the framework of the visit and in the context of honoring the feat of the soldiers who perished or suffered in battles for the integrity of their state, Volodymyr Groysman visited the Memorial, which honors those who died fighting for Georgia's territorial integrity and laid a wreath at the memorial and paid tribute to the fallen.
Mariam (Maro) Makashvili Military Rehabilitation Center has been operating since 2014. The Center does not provide direct medical services, but among its key objectives were determined the provision of highly qualified support to wounded and injured military personnel who had participated in hostilities, the war for the territorial integrity of Georgia, and other international operations and peacekeeping missions, as well as members of their families. The rehab course includes physical and psychological rehabilitation. Basically among the patients eligible to apply for the course are those with the following diagnoses: having a concussion; light or severe perennial wounds and injuries; posttraumatic syndrome; psychoemotional disorders. The course of psychological rehabilitation is conducted for both categories – wounded and injured servicemen, and their family members.
Since 2015, 130 Ukrainian military officers have undergone rehabilitation course at the Center. Currently, according to the Memorandum and the Bilateral Cooperation Plan between the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense of Georgia for 2017, there are now undergoing the course 15 military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the Center.