Boston, Mass., Mar 16, 2022 / 15:05 pm
Three aid workers for a Catholic charity operating in Ukraine were hurt last week when the van they were riding in was hit by artillery fire, the leader of the humanitarian group said.
Jason Jones, the founder of the U.S.-based Vulnerable People Project (VPP), told CNA Wednesday the three Ukrainian men sustained head injuries. He said one of the aid workers remains hospitalized in critical condition. The other two were treated at the hospital and released.
After leaving the hospital, the two men who were less seriously hurt said they were ready to rejoin the humanitarian effort, Irina Skaya, a U.S.-based Ukrainian comedian who is leading VPP's "Hope for Ukraine" campaign, told CNA.
A photo of the aftermath of the incident on March 10 in northwest Ukraine shows the rear end of the white van crumpled by the explosion. One of the vehicle’s side doors is blown off, and what appear to be oranges are spilled across the roadway.