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 Russian Lawmaker Asks Minister of Defense to Explain Information About Russian Soldiers in Ukraine. DOCUMENT

State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov sent Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu a request asking for an explanation regarding the reports by the media about the Russian servicemen casualties and prisoners in Ukraine.

It is reported by Censor.NET citing Russian TV channel Dozhd.

According to Gudkov, he received numerous complaints from citizens, as well as political and social organizations, which are concerned about the media information about the Russian servicemen missing, detained and killed in Ukraine. In particular, the MP notes that there are "names of the victims, photographs of their graves, as well as information about that the financial assistance to the bereaved families is provided under the conditions of non-disclosure, which the [army] command demands from their parents and wives."

In his inquiry, Gudkov notes that the Russian Defense Ministry does not refute or comment on this information, "which, given the wide publicity surrounding these events, causes concern among citizens and the feeling that this information may be true."

In this regard, the MP asks Shoigu (Russia's Defense Minister) to answer, whether there are Russian troops in Ukraine, how many soldiers were killed or injured in Ukraine in recent times, whether the relatives of the victims receive compensation from the state in exchange for silence, the reason for the 76 division being awarded the Order of Suvorov and whether there are soldiers whose names appeared in the media among those who serve or have recently retired from the armed forces of Russia.госдума шойгу рф

 
 
 
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