[BRIEF] Approximately 100 wounded Russian soldiers arrived in St Petersberg Tuesday, according to a member of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights.

Ella Poliakova, a member of the Council and the chairman of the Soldiers’ Mothers of St Petersberg, reported the events to Dodj.

An aircraft arrived at St Petersberg’s SM Kirov Military Medical Academy with a large number of wounded soldiers–approximately 100, according to Poliakova. Poliakova reported that she was verifying how the soldiers had been wounded.

Poliakova and Serhiy Krivenko, another member of the Council, had sent a request earlier to the UK Military Investigation Committee to conduct an investigation into the deaths of nine soldiers in Russia’s 18th Motorized Brigade who were reportedly natives of Dagestan.

The deaths had come to the attention of human rights activists two weeks ago.

According to Russian officials, the Dagestanis died in the Rostov region on August 9 and 11.

By Day Blakely Donaldson