Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that compulsory soldiers in the Russian military will not participate in special military operations in Ukraine..
The Russian president added that the operation in Ukraine would be carried out only by professional soldiers.
It came as part of a speech by the Russian president to relatives of veterans who are now participating in a special military operation to defend the Donbass region, as part of her speech on International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8 each year..
“I would like to address the mothers, wives, sisters, brides and friends of our soldiers and officers who are now defending Russia during the special military operation. I understand how much they care about their loved ones. The whole country is proud of them,” Putin said.
He added, “I want to assure you that soldiers in compulsory service will not and will not take part in battles. There will be no additional call for bookings.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that Russia has no plans to invade Ukrainian territory, explaining that Russia’s goal is to protect people who have been persecuted and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years..
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