Siberian Governor Tells Mothers Killed Russian Soldiers ‘Belong to the State’
Russian soldiers killed fighting in Ukraine ‘belong to the state’, governor says Said At Thursday’s meeting with the mothers of the war dead.
Igor Kobzev, head of the Irkutsk region in southeastern Siberia, has bluntly commented that less than 6,000 Russian troops have been killed in a nine-month invasion despite major setbacks. issued when it was officially recognized.
Kobzev, 56, quoted his mother when he entered the military academy.
“From now on, you belong not to mine, but to the nation, the motherland.”
“With honor and deep understanding, I hand over an 18-year-old boy to the military. You will become a member of the nation.”
At the conference, Kobzev presented medals to the mothers of the killed soldiers and claimed that only 28 natives of the Irkutsk region had died in Ukraine.
Independent media tracking the deaths of Russian military personnel say 122 military personnel from the Irkutsk region have died in Ukraine since February.
Distributor was able to verify the name 9,000 Russian soldier killed in Ukraine.
US officials estimate that 100,000 Russian troops were killed, missing or seriously injured in the war.
President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to meet with the mothers of soldiers fighting in Ukraine late Thursday.
Lead-up to planned talks has been plagued by accusations from soldiers’ relatives that Putin is likely to meet continue to ignore select representatives their concerns.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/11/25/slain-russian-soldiers-belong-to-the-state-siberian-governor-tells-mothers-a79499 Siberian Governor Tells Mothers Killed Russian Soldiers ‘Belong to the State’