Families urge govt action for safe return of Nepali recruits in Russian Army

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Kathmandu: In a press conference held on Friday, the families of Nepali individuals recruited in the Russian Army appealed to the government to initiate diplomatic efforts for the safe return of their loved ones. Expressing concerns over the lack of communication with their relatives, family members urged authorities to take prompt action to rescue and repatriate the Nepali recruits currently serving in the Russian military.

Tina Ghimire, whose husband Padam Ghimire has been out of contact for several months, pleaded with the government to create a safe environment for her husband’s return. Padam Ghimire, a retired Nepali Army personnel, reportedly spent approximately Rs 900,000 to join the Russian Army.

Similarly, Sumi Chamling from Ilam expressed distress about her brother Rajkumar Mukhiya, who has been missing since joining the Russian Army. She also highlighted the unavailability of communication with Bikram Bhujel and Rajendra Tamang from her village, who are also reported to have joined the Russian Army.

Chandni Bista of Bhaktapur shared her concern about her husband Bibhajan, brother-in-law Nirajan, and grandson Lokendra, who are in contact but urged the government to facilitate their safe return to Nepal.

Suman Rai, a returnee from the Russian Army, emphasized the urgent need for the government to rescue and repatriate Nepali nationals currently serving in the Russian military. The families are seeking assurance and assistance from the government to bring their loved ones back home safely.