In Nepal, authorities have apprehended ten individuals accused of charging unemployed youths substantial sums for travel visa and then facilitating their illegal recruitment into the Russian army, an official said on 6 December, Reuters reports.
This development comes after Nepal urged Moscow not to recruit its citizens into the Russian military and requested the repatriation of six Nepali soldiers who lost their lives while serving in Russia’s armed forces.
Bibek Khatri from Nepal, fighting on the Russian side, was taken prisoner by Ukrainian Armed Forces near Avdiivka.
He signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense and served in one of the Russian Airborne Forces brigades.
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Kathmandu District Police Chief Bhupendra Khatri confirmed the detention of the ten individuals, stating that they were taken into custody in response to recent tip-offs.