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Russian mothers blame Putin for making their sons ‘cannon fodder’ in Ukraine | World

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.”

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“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.”

Mothers listened to Putin’s remarks but their own comments on

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