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Six Nepalese youth loss their lives while serving in Russian Army
  Kathmandu      December 05 2023

Kathmandu, Nepal, December 05, 2023: The government of Nepal has revealed that at least six Nepali nationals serving in the Russian army have been killed so far while fighting Ukrainian forces. 

Issuing a press release, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has stated on Monday that those killed while serving in the Russian army are identified as Sandip Thapaliya from Gorkha, Rupak Karki from Kapilvastu, Dewan Rai from Kaski, Pitam Karki from Syangja, Raj Kumar Rokka from Dolakha and Gangaraj Moktan from Ilam.

Though the government of Nepal doesn’t permit Nepali nationals to serve in foreign armies besides in India and the United Kingdom. Nepali youths have found to have enrolled individually in the militaries of other countries including the Russia in recent months.

It is estimated that as many as 150-200 Nepali nationals would have enrolled in the Russian army. However, the government has no actual data about the number of Nepalese serving in the Russian Army.