Ukraine War: Russia: Putin orders partial mobilization of armed forces

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In the war against Ukraine, Russia’s ruler Vladimir Putin has announced a partial mobilization of the Russian armed forces.

The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine has been going on for seven months now. Russia’s ruler Vladimir Putin now has one partial mobilization ordered by the Russian armed forces. It begins this Wednesday, as Putin said in a television speech this morning. He supports the Ministry of Defense’s proposal to mobilize reservists who have already served and “have relevant experience”.

In order to “defend the country and the population”, all available means will be used. “It’s not a bluff,” Putin said. 300,000 reservists are to be drafted. With the announcement, the Kremlin chief is paving the way for a further escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. In his address to the nation, Putin accused the West of wanting to “destroy” Russia, including with them nuclear weapons.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also spoke after Putin. He estimated the losses of his own army during the war in Ukraine at 5937 soldiers. “Russia’s losses amount to 5937,” Shoigu said on Russian television on Wednesday. It is the first time in months that Russia has officially published figures. However, independent observers assume that Russia’s losses will be significantly higher.

Ukraine war: Putin comments on sham referendums in Donbass

Putin also commented on the recently announced plans for mock referendums in the Ukrainian Donbass. “The decision, made by the majority of citizens in the People’s Republics of Luhansk and Donetsk, in the Kherson regions and Zaporizhia meet, we support,” said Putin in his speech. also read: Ukraine war: AfD politicians cancel trip to Donbass




In addition to the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, the Russian-occupied areas of Cherson and Zaporizhia in the south also want a vote on joining Russia. The simultaneous mock referendums are to be held from 23 to 27 September. They are considered in response to the current Ukrainian counteroffensive in the east of the country. (mja/dpa/afp)


More to come.

This article first appeared on morgenpost.de.


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