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 Ukrainian Soldiers Who Retreated to Russia Did Not Ask for Asylum in Russia

The Ukrainian soldiers who got into the Russian territory during the retreat from the border areas did not requested political asylum in Russia.

According to Ukrainska Pravda, speaker of the Information Center of the National Security and Defense Council Andrii Lysenko said about this during a briefing on Monday, Censor.NET reports.

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He reminded that one of the military units were forced to go to Russia because the unit was divided when retreating from the position.


"They did not ask for an asylum in Russia. We now keep in touch with them through diplomatic channels. They want to return home," Lysenko said.

He also reminded that the exact number of the Ukrainian soldiers that are now in the territory of the Russian Federation is still to be confirmed.


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"There are soldiers and border guards," he said.

According to Lysenko, the priority was to save lives of soldiers, "and that task is fulfilled."


Answering the question of whether the military left their equipment during the retreat, Lysenko said: "As far as I know, during the operation, there was no pieces of equipmen in working condition left there."

 
 
 
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