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Putin Orders Partial Mobilisation Of Reservists

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MOSCOW, Sept 21: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a partial mobilisation of some 300,000 reservists after the Russian military suffered a series of setbacks in the raging conflict with Ukraine, saying the move was essential to protect Russia’s sovereignty as the “West is seeking to weaken, divide and finally destroy this country.”

Putin made the announcement in a televised address to the nation in which he also said that Russia will use all the means at its disposal to protect its territory, warning the West that “this is not a bluff”.

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Ahead of his much-anticipated address, Putin had signed an Executive Order for the call-up to start the mobilisation immediately.

Since early September, Ukraine forces have swiftly recaptured large swaths of land in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region that Russian troops took over in early weeks of the war which began on February 24.

The stretched-out frontline, the constant shelling of Russian borderline areas by the Ukrainian military and attacks on liberated regions required the call-up of servicemen from the reserve, Putin said in his address.

His speech comes a day after the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, as well as Russian-controlled Kherson and Zaporozhye regions on Tuesday announced that they would hold referendums on whether to join Russia from September 23-27.

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Soon after Putin’s address, Russian defence minister Sergey Shoigu announced that 3,00,000 people will be called up for service during the partial mobilisation.

“Three hundred thousand reserve troops will be called up,” Shoigu said during a Rossiya-24 TV broadcast. (PTI)

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