: Psychological rehabilitation centre opens in Poltava to help war veterans

14:50 May. 7, 2016

Psychological rehabilitation centre opens in Poltava to help war veterans

Soldiers of a volunteer battalion hug each during their unexpected meeting on Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 20 2016. (AP Photo)

Soldiers, volunteers and students, all contribute to the new facility

The new centre for psychological and social adaptation for veterans of the war in eastern Ukraine has been opened in the city of Poltava.

The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Patriarch Filaret has visited the opening ceremony to give his blessing.

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The adaptation hub has been established by servicemen, Ukraine war veterans and volunteers. They were assisted by students of Poltava schools and universities.

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The centre has all necessary facilities for soldiers' rehabilitation, including offices for psychological therapy and a gym. The workers of the centre can also provide legal assistance for the veterans.

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