Putin meets mothers of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine

Putin meets mothers of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine

7 days ago

LONDON: President Vladimir Putin today met with more than a dozen mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine, telling those who had lost sons that he and the entire leadership shared their suffering.

The war in Ukraine has killed or wounded tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides, according to the US, and the Russian invasion has triggered the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis.

Hundreds of thousands of Russians have been sent to fight in Ukraine – including some of the more than 300,000 who were called up as part of a mobilisation announced by Putin in September.

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