Russia-Ukraine War

More than 60 'mercenaries,' mostly French, killed in Ukraine: Russia

Defense Ministry says more than 20 foreign mercenaries injured in building in Kharkiv

Ali Cura  | 17.01.2024 - Update : 18.01.2024
More than 60 'mercenaries,' mostly French, killed in Ukraine: Russia A machine gun is seen in the direction of Kupiansk, where clashes between Russia and Ukraine continue to take place, in Kupiansk city of Kharkiv, Ukraine on January 7, 2024.


The Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday that it killed more than 60 mercenaries, mostly French, in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. 

It said on Jan. 16, Russian armed forces launched an attack with high-precision weapons on a temporary deployment point in Kharkiv where foreign fighters, mostly French mercenaries, were stationed.

It said the building where the mercenaries were deployed was destroyed in the attack.

"More than 60 fighters were killed, and more than 20 were taken to medical facilities," the ministry added.

*Writing by Alperen Aktas from Istanbul

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