Nepal bans citizens from working in Russia or Ukraine after deaths in military

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Work permits to leave Nepal for those countries halted as 10 men killed and dozens more reported missing

The government of Nepal has banned its citizens from travelling to Russia or Ukraine for employment after 10 young men were killed and dozens more reported missing while fighting, predominately in the Russian military.

More than 200 Nepali soldiers are believed to have enlisted in the Russian army since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Nepal’s foreign ministry had said, and more than 100 of them have gone missing. A smaller number are believed to be fighting in the Ukrainian army.

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Written by Andrew Roth
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/05/nepal-bans-citizens-from-working-in-russia-or-ukraine-after-deaths-in-military under the title “Nepal bans citizens from working in Russia or Ukraine after deaths in military”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.