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BBC: Ukraine war: Putin tells Russian soldiers’ mothers he shares their pain 

“We share your pain,” Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a group of mothers of Russian soldiers who have been fighting – and some of whom have been killed – in Ukraine. 

“Nothing can replace the loss of a son”, he said in his opening remarks, before the footage on state TV was cut. 

The Kremlin has not commented on reports that the mothers were carefully chosen for the meeting. 

Opposition has been growing to Mr Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine. 

Across Russia, groups of mothers of serving soldiers have been openly complaining that their sons are being sent into battle poorly trained and without adequate weapons and clothing, especially as the winter sets in.  

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WNU Editor: Watching the video of this mean I walk away with a growing sense that the Kremlin has made the analysis and decision that this is going to be  along war, and it is prepping the Russian population for what is going to be a very difficult few years.

 President Putin Meets Mothers Of Russian Soldiers Fighting In Ukraine  

Putin meets mothers of Russian troops — RT

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’ — BBC

Putin decries media ‘lies’ at meeting with soldiers’ mothers — AP

Putin tells Russian mothers he shares ‘pain’ of soldier deaths — AFP

Putin’s meeting with ‘mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine’ is exposed as a SHAM as women are identified as Vladimir loyalists — Daily Mail

Putin talks to mothers of soldiers fighting in Ukraine in staged meeting — The Guardian