More than 100 families of Russian soldiers are demanding answers from the Kremlin about the whereabouts of their loved ones fighting in Ukraine.
In a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, dozens of relatives had children, after different departments and ministries provided different information on whether the soldiers were still alive, missing or dead. Seek help in finding a sibling or spouse.
“We request to find relatives and add them to the list of missing prisoners of war. They are missing and no search operations have been carried out,” the family obtained on Tuesday. I wrote in a letter. Radio Free Europe (RFE) funded by the United States.
“The Russian Ministry of Defense has blocked changes in military status for more than five months, despite constantly changing information,” the letter said, leaving relatives to seek facts and prove themselves. He added that he must. Understand where your loved ones are.
Not only are the families telling the truth about the whereabouts of the soldiers, but they are also demanding that Russia conduct regional checkpoints for the families to obtain information about the Ukrainian soldiers.
The mothers and wives involved in the effort also met with Russian Defense Minister Sergej Kužuge, who called for the prisoners to be returned to Russia and for the fallen soldiers to be DNA tested.
A woman identified by RFE as Anna Danilova said she received a text and phone call from a Russian soldier that her 47-year-old husband had been killed in combat, but days later Ukrainian soldiers said he survived. .. She was treated in an attack and hospital.
Danilowa said he was listed as missing, but she was unable to confirm his whereabouts or contact him directly.
Maria Schmois said she could not find her 23-year-old son after her division crossed Bucha on March 27. She said he was unlikely to survive given the video that came out of the Ukrainian city, but he couldn’t. Confirm his death.
“It’s nobody’s fault, but if this particular operation was needed, we should have thought that our people would not die like this for free,” she said.
“I want them to answer me… if they die, at least they’ll give me something back.”
The letter was signed by 106 relatives of Russian military personnel. They want their request to reach Putin.
Newsweek We have contacted the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment.