Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the meeting between Vladimir Putin and the mothers of servicemen who are participating in the Russian military operation in Ukraine. According to Mr. Peskov, the beginning of the meeting will be open, and further broadcasting depends on the desire of the participants themselves.
“We do not know, we will say for sure that some kind of first address of the president will be published for sure. You can't say "speech" or "speech", of course, at such a meeting there can be no speeches. But we will publish some first words, and then everything will depend on the conversation, whether the mothers want it or not, and then we will make a decision,” he said.
Mr. Peskov clarified that there is no specific agenda for the meeting, which will begin in the near future. Vladimir Putin will discuss with the mothers of servicemen all the questions that will be of interest to them. “There will be a detailed conversation without an agenda, a free conversation,” the spokesman added.
Answering a question from journalists about the regularity of such conversations, Dmitry Peskov said that a decision on this issue had not yet been made. “So far this is a one-time meeting. But you know that if necessary, Putin can continue such communication in a variety of formats,” he said.
Today, November 25, Vladimir Putin planned meeting with mothers of mobilized Russians. The event will be timed to coincide with Mother's Day, which is celebrated on November 27 this year in Russia. November 7, Mr. Putin declaredthat wants to personally meet with the citizens to discuss the support of the mobilized. At the same time, the press secretary of the President clarifiedthat Vladimir Putin does not plan to hold a separate meeting with Russian servicemen.