Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday will talk with the mothers of servicemen – participants in the military operation. According to the Kremlin press service, the meeting is timed to coincide with Mother’s Day, which is celebrated in Russia on the last Sunday of November.
“Mothers are invited to the meeting, whose sons — mobilized, volunteers, contract soldiers and regular military — serve in the ranks of the Russian army and are either directly in the zone of the NMD, or are undergoing tactical training and combat coordination,” — reported in the Kremlin.
On November 7, Putin said that he would definitely meet with people to talk about supporting the mobilized, to hear them, to have feedback. Answering the question whether the meeting of the President with the mothers of military personnel is just such an event, the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov said that it would be one of such contacts. At the same time, he stressed that “the president often holds such meetings [по поддержке мобилизованных]they are not all public.
“In any case, the president receives first-hand information about the real state of affairs,” the spokesman explained.
Putin has repeatedly said that supporting participants in a special military operation, including those mobilized, is a sacred duty of all levels of government, from municipal to federal. According to him, “we need to think about each of them, provide direct targeted support to themselves, and their loved ones, their families.” The president called the involvement of not only the authorities, but also volunteers in this work, doubly valuable.
“It is very important. Perhaps one of the most important areas today, the President noted.
As Putin emphasized, all participants in the special military operation are heroes and should be treated as heroes.
“Regardless of what awards they have or have, these are people who risk their health and life for the people and children of Donbass, for the sake of Russia,” the president said.
Putin traditionally holds meetings on the occasion of March 8 – for example, this year he spoke on the eve of International Women’s Day with representatives of the flight crew of Russian airlines. The meeting in the current format, on the eve of Mother’s Day, will be held by the president for the first time.