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Four conscripts from Krasnoyarsk killed in Ukraine
Three conscripts from the city of Minusinsk and one from the nearby village of Zelyony Bor were killed in Ukraine. Vlast Truda, the region’s official publication, reported the deaths, and the Taiga.info Telegram channel called attention to the report.
Local authorities and enlistment offices are organizing funerals for the men. Vlast Truda notes that the circumstances of their deaths have not been disclosed.
The publication Vzglyad Info, citing the draftees’ relatives, reports that the residents of Minusinsk were sent to a training unit in Omsk on September 26. Within a week they were on the front lines, and were killed in the Kherson region on October 5 and 7.
Vzglyad Info also published the men’s names. The youngest of them, Alexander Pomigalov, was 23. Igor Puchkov, 27, had a two-year-old and a three-year-old son. 35-year-old Alexander Parilov also had two children. The fourth and oldest, Ivan Pukhov, died four days shy of his 41st birthday, the publication writes.
According to Vzglyad Info, their remains should reach Minusinsk by October 18.
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Mobilization began in Russia on September 21. The first reports of draftees killed in Ukraine appeared on October 10, though authorities made no comment on them.
The first official acknowledgement of deaths among mobilized men at the front came on October 13. At that time, public relations for the government of the Chelyabinsk region said that five people drafted from the region had been killed “in the special military operation zone in the Donbas.”
By Meduza’s count, since the beginning of mobilization around 20 Russian citizens have died after being called up but before they were sent to the front.
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