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Ukraine: Mothers protest "cannon fodder" mobilisation01:27

Ukraine: Mothers protest "cannon fodder" mobilisation

Ukraine, Suhoy Liman
August 1, 2014 at 01:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian mothers issued an emotional and tearful statement to President Poroshenko of Ukraine on Friday, asking him to not call men from their village community of Suhoy Liman up for military service. The village is located outside the city of Odessa

Over 100 men in the villages surrounding Odessa have recently received new draft notices to join the Ukrainian military, inspiring women in at least four regions of Ukraine to protest.

Slava, a local wife and mother explained that the women are fearful that the military does not have the money or equipment to protect the men. She added it is better politicians and oligarchs send their own children to war to set an example.

Ukraine: Mothers protest "cannon fodder" mobilisation01:27
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Ukrainian mothers issued an emotional and tearful statement to President Poroshenko of Ukraine on Friday, asking him to not call men from their village community of Suhoy Liman up for military service. The village is located outside the city of Odessa

Over 100 men in the villages surrounding Odessa have recently received new draft notices to join the Ukrainian military, inspiring women in at least four regions of Ukraine to protest.

Slava, a local wife and mother explained that the women are fearful that the military does not have the money or equipment to protect the men. She added it is better politicians and oligarchs send their own children to war to set an example.