Today, President Putin met with the mothers of Russian soldiers who were fighting in Ukraine, and told them, “We share your pain.”
In a clip broadcast on state media, the Russian leader sat with the group of mothers around a table with tea, cake and bowls of fresh berries and said he sympathized with those who had lost sons.
He said, “I’d like you to know that I personally, and the entire leadership of the country – share your pain.”Read:Photos reveal how droughts are uncovering submerged treasures, from dinosaur tracks to Spanish Stonehenge
“We understand that nothing can replace the loss of a son – especially for a mother,” Putin said, breathing heavily and frequently clearing his throat. “We share that pain.”
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