Putin to mothers of soldiers fighting in Ukraine: “We share your pain”

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The Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated today that he has no regrets about launching what he calls Russia’s “special military operation” against Ukraine and considers the war as a “landmark” moment. The war in Ukraine has resulted in lose their lives their ten thousand soldiers on both sides, according to the US, and the Russian invasion has sparked the biggest standoff between Moscow and the West since the crisis of Cuban missiles in 1962. In a meeting that Putin had with mothers of soldiers fighting in Ukraine he told them that he and the entire Russian leadership share their pain.

Hundreds of thousands of Russian troops have been sent to fight in Ukraine – including more than 300,000 reservists called up as part of the mobilization announced by Putin in September. Sitting with a group of mothers around one table, with tea, cake and fruit, Putin said that the Moscow shares the pain of those who lost their sons. “I would like you to know that me personally and the entire leadership of the country we share your pain”, said Putin, as reported by APE-MPE.

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The soldiers’ mothers listened to Putin’s remarks but their own comments to the president were not immediately included in this taped excerpt.

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Source: News Beast

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