'Our sons are cannon fodder' Furious mothers of Russian soldiers rage at 'liar' Putin

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Fuel was added to the fire when a regional governor claimed Russian conscripts had been sent unprepared into Ukraine. Sergey Tsivilev, an official in the Kuzbass area of Siberia was heard to mutter “they were used” when addressing a crowd of people in a sports hall where a meeting was being held.

The official attempted to reverse the situation, stating “you can’t draw any conclusions or criticise an ongoing military operation,” but the damage had been done.

With the conflict now well into its second week, casualties have been mounting on both sides, with Russia yet to officially acknowledge losses accurately.

Footage showing unprepared and very young Russian soldiers captured in Kyiv, in tears as they speak to their families in Russia have spread widely on social media.

With concerned parents of soldiers facing the official, Mr Tsivilev stated he was unable to comment on the status of the so-called “military operation.”
Yet parents were not content.

Cries were of mothers shouting: “We were all deceived, all deceived.

“They were sent there as cannon fodder.

“They are young. They were unprepared!”

The official is then seen attempting to appease the crowd, stating the “war will soon end.”

Another parent can then be seen shouting out: “When they are all dead?”

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With hundreds of civilians dead in Ukraine, and over 1.5 million people displaced, international condemnation had flooded in over the invasion of Ukraine.

With the understanding, Russian soldiers will have been witness to many of the atrocities being committed in Ukraine, an attempt at an investigation is underway.

The Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia (CSMR) – an NGO set up in 1989 to expose human rights violations in the then Soviet military – has been contacting women to provide details of their sons’ predicaments.

Over the border in Ukraine, officials have started interviewing captured Russian conscripts, with the Ministry of Defence sending a plea to Russian mothers to come and collect their sons.

The majority of Russian soldiers captured have been treated well, being provided food, drinks and access to telephones to call family members in Russia.

Several soldiers have been filmed telling their parents back in Russia they did not know they were being sent to war and imploring their family members to spread the truth about the invasion.

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The protests against Putin do not just lie with the mothers of soldiers.

Multiple demonstrations in Moscow and St Petersburg have been met with a swift and forceful police response.

More than 3,500 people in cities across Russia have been detained while taking part in anti-war protests against the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Video footage also showed police officers stopping people in the streets and demanding to see their phones, reading their messages and arresting anybody who refused to comply, while other activists were filmed being battered by officers armed with batons.

Russia’s interior ministry said earlier police had detained around 3,500 people, including 1,700 in Moscow, 750 in St Petersburg and 1,061 in other cities.

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Furthermore, the Kremlin has passed a law making it forbidden to spread false rumours and propaganda about the war in Russia.

This has resulted in several media outlets being closed down.

Already, Moscow has banned access to many social media outlets including Facebook and Twitter in Russia.

Several high profile media outlets have withdrawn journalists from the country, including CNN and BBC.

Multiple sanctions and punitive measures have been placed on Russia and a series of Moscow-sympathetic oligarchs around the world.

Countless multinational corporations have also ceased activity with Russia including Visa, Mastercard, Apple and Samsung.



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