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Dozens of foreign fighters eliminated in strike on Ukrainian base – Russia — Analysis

The Defense Ministry reports that more than 90 mercenaries were killed in an attack on Kharkov.

Dozens of foreign mercenaries, fighting for Kiev against Moscow, have been killed in an attack on a compound in the city of Kharkov in northeastern Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

“A temporary base of foreign mercenaries in the city of Kharkov was hit with a ground-based high-precision weapon. More than 90 militants were killed,” ministry’s spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov announced during his daily briefing.

He said that the Russian Air Force had also attacked Ukrainian military equipment and manpower in Kherson, Nikolaev Regions. It killed 80 combatants, and injured 50 more.

Multiple casualties have been caused by Russia’s targeting of compounds that house foreign mercenaries from Ukraine.

A call from President Vladimir Zelensky prompted thousands of fighters to come out of Poland, Canada and the US to join the fight against the Ukrainian regime. The Russian military had estimated that their number was nearly 7,001 in April. Last month, however, it stated that there were only 2,741 foreign combatants remaining in Ukraine.

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Some of these people were murdered, others fled their homelands, complaining about the chaos and lack of weapons and equipment in the ranks.

Konashenkov had earlier warned that mercenaries aren’t viewed as combatants under international law and “the best thing that awaits them if they are captured alive is a trial and maximum prison terms.”

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