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War in Ukraine: Sri Lanka demands compensation from Russia. Recruitment in the background

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Compensation for the families of 17 Sri Lankan citizenswho died in the war and for the wounded were among the topics discussed during a visit to Moscow raised by Sri Lanka's representative for foreign affairs, Tharaka Balasuriya.

The Minister also demanded facilitate the search for Sri Lankans who went missing in the war and early termination of contracts they concluded with the Russian army, the Moscow Times website reported on Friday.

Russia Recruits Foreign Fighters to Ukraine

The authorities in Moscow do not provide information on how many foreigners serve in the Russian army, nor how many have been taken prisoner, the AFP agency stressed. According to unofficial reports Russia recruited thousands of foreign fighters, including from Asia.

In May, the Sri Lankan Parliament launched an investigation into the matter at least 2 thousand former soldiers who could join the army – mainly on the Russian side. In fact The Sri Lankan authorities received nearly 300 complaints from relatives of people recruited into the Russian army.

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It is also known that more than 20 recruits managed to desert and return to the country, the Moscow Times reported. The Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry reported in early June that Russia agreed to stop recruiting Sri Lankan citizens.

War in Ukraine. Polish delegation in Kiev

At the time when the Moscow Times portal reported the details of the visit of the Sri Lankan representative to Moscow, Polish delegation National Security Bureau showed up in Kiev.

On Friday, the delegation met with the deputy head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, Mykola Tochytskyi. The parties discussed, among other things, situation on the battlefield or further cooperation in the defense sector.

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