According to him, the Russian military “perform combat missions, fight, endanger their lives,” some of them die in order to achieve the goals of the special operation – to protect Donbass and protect Russia’s interests.

“And of course, they deserve to be talked about by the country, they are known by the country.

And I not only support such ideas, although this is the first time I hear about it - I think that songs should be composed, and poems should be written, and monuments should be erected to them, ”Putin said during a conversation with reporters in Ashgabat.

The Russian leader called the participants in the special military operation heroes.

Putin also said that Russian troops achieve their goals during a special operation in Ukraine.

According to him, the goals of the special operation have not changed.