7 more Nepali nationals confirmed dead while fighting alongside Russian Army in Ukraine

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Kathmandu: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has officially confirmed the deaths of seven additional Nepali nationals who were engaged in combat alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. The MoFA, in a statement released on Thursday, expressed deep sorrow over the loss of these brave individuals.

The deceased Nepali nationals were part of the Russian army’s forces operating in Ukraine, despite the Nepal government’s ban on the recruitment of Nepali citizens in foreign militaries, with the exception of a few allied countries’ national armies.

The names of the Nepali nationals who lost their lives while fighting alongside the Russian army in Ukraine have been identified as follows:

  1. Purna Bahadur Gurung (Dhading)
  2. Nabin Shahi (Jajarkot)
  3. Padam Bahadur Ghimire (Udayapur)
  4. Ganga Ram Adhikari (Jhapa)
  5. Jit Bahadur BK (Baglung)
  6. Sanjaya KC (Banke)
  7. Sundar Moktan (Rasuwa)

The MoFA has conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased, recognizing the profound grief and loss they must endure.

This recent announcement follows a prior confirmation by the MoFA regarding the deaths of 12 Nepali nationals who were recruited in the Russian army. These individuals also perished while engaged in combat alongside the Russian forces in Ukraine.

The escalating toll of Nepali lives lost in foreign conflicts underscores the complexities and challenges associated with international recruitment practices. The MoFA continues to monitor the situation closely, emphasizing the need for adherence to Nepal’s regulations and the protection of its citizens abroad. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.