Nepal requests repatriation of Nepalis who died in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

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Kathmandu, December 4

Nepal has formally requested the Russian government to repatriate the bodies of six Nepalis who lost their lives in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

In a statement released on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the Russian government to also offer compensation to the grieving families.

“The government of Nepal has formally requested the Russian government to expedite the repatriation of the bodies to Nepal and extend compensation to the families of the victims,” stated the ministry.

Before this announcement, it had been reported that four Nepalis lost their lives after joining the Russian army. However, on Monday, the Ministry released updated information, confirming the death toll to be six.

The Ministry said the deceased are Sandeep Thappilaya from Gorkha, Rupak Karki from Kapilvastu, Dewar Rai from Kaski, Pritam Karki from Syangja, Rajkumar Roka from Dolakha, and Gangaraj Moktan from Ilam.

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