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Rescue of Nepalis enlisted in Russian Army, held captive in Ukraine in top priority: DPM Shrestha

Staff Reporter Mar 18, 2024

Kathmandu : Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has said the Foreign Ministry has adopted all possible measures keeping the issue of rescue and safety of Nepalis, who are in the Russian Army and those held captive in Ukraine, in top priority.     

Clarifying the issues raised in the parliament in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives, the Deputy Prime Minister shared that none of the Nepalis has been officially sent to be recruited in the Russian Army.     

He mentioned that he held talks with his counterpart for the rescue of the Nepali citizens who were held captive in Ukraine in the course of the war between Russia and Ukraine.     

Sharing that the Russian government has started a process to provide compensation to the families of the Nepalis, killed in the Russia-Ukraine war, the DPM added positive initiatives are underway to return those Nepalis, who have joined Russian Army, to Nepal by cancelling their contract.     

Deputy Prime Minister Shrestha stressed the need to effectively implement the diplomatic code of conduct, urging to be serious and adopt restraint on the issues of national welfare and foreign relations.   

He requested top leaders of the federation, province assembly and lawmakers to express views regarding the country’s foreign policy and diplomatic relations based on national interest and consensus.