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Families of drafted Russian soldiers accuse Putin of snubbing them

Kremlin audience with relatives of mobilised troops granted to dispel fears over the Ukraine call-up

Two months after mobilising tens of thousands of Russian men, the Kremlin has said that Vladimir Putin will grant some of their mothers and wives an audience to quell fears over the mass call-up.

But advocates for soldiers’ families have said they were passed over for the meeting and are expecting it to be a whitewash covering up the Kremlin’s disregard for its own soldiers fighting in Ukraine.

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