A demonstration was organized in different places of Kathmandu with the aim of drawing attention to the situation concerning Nepalese citizens serving in the Russian armed forces.

The demonstration demanded coordinated efforts for the rescue of Nepalis, provide relief to the families of those who have lost their lives, and raise awareness about the condition of those who are currently missing.

In a press conference on February 2nd 2024, a Nepali youth named Suman Rai, who had escaped from the Russian army and returned to Nepal had stated that Nepali recruits were taken directly to the warzone in Ukraine.

According to Rai, the death tolls of Nepali citizens is around 500, whereas the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that around a dozen Nepalis have been killed in the conflict.