Two Indian nationals killed in Ukraine conflict

Two Indian nationals recruited by Russian Army killed in ongoing Ukraine conflict. Photo Courtesy: IOM

Two Indian nationals, who were recruited by the Russian army, have died in the ongoing conflict with Ukraine, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

“We regret to state that two Indian nationals who had been recruited by the Russian Army have recently been killed in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine,” MEA said in a statement.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. Our Embassy in Moscow has pressed the Russian authorities, including the Ministry of Defense, for early repatriation of mortal remains,” the statement said.

The Ministry of External Afffairs and the Indian Embassy in Moscow have strongly taken up the matter with the Russian Ambassador in New Delhi and with Russian authorities in Moscow respectively, for early release and return of all Indian nationals who are with the Russian Army.

“India has also demanded that there be a verified stop to any further recruitment of our nationals by the Russian Army. Such activities would not be in consonance with our partnership,” the statement said.

The Ministry urged Indian nationals to exercise caution while seeking employment opportunities in Russia.

In April, the ministry said 10 Indian nationals working as support staff with the Russian military have returned.