The aunty of a one-year-old Syrian girl, Maria Mahmood, who had undergone a potentially life-saving surgery at Moscow’s Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Centre on Monday, thanked Russian doctors for the medical care that was provided to her niece.
Ula Mahmood, who had accompanied her niece to Russia, expressed gratitude to Russia, saying that “Russia has helped a lot with the medical care of the injured in Syria” before adding that “we are very thankful for the help of the Russian Federation.”
Ula Mahmood then said in Arabic that “It’s war in Syria now, and Maria’s father is an officer of the Syrian [Arab] Army [SAA]. He defends his homeland.”
“People are suffering because of the war and they don’t have the opportunity to receive normal treatment in Syria. So we were in an urgent need to move Maria to Russia to receive good medical care here,” she continued.