Ukraine Live Updates: Putin calls more troops while her war effort wins

World | Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 2:41 AM

In a rare speech for the nation, the Russian president criticized the West for providing Ukraine with weapons and made a veiled threat to use nuclear weapons. Russia's Minister of Defense put the number of new calls at 300,000.

The video in a rare speech, which was pre -recorded, President Vladimir V. Putin de Russia announced a partial mobilization of his army, immediately valid, stealing speculations that Mr. Putin could officially declare the war and a national draft. Credit Credit ... Mikhail Klimentev Pool Photo President Vladimir V. Putin de Russia accelerated his war effort in Ukraine on Wednesday, announcing a new campaign that would call approximately 300,000 reservists to the military, while directly challenging the West about his support for Ukraine with a veiled threat to use nuclear weapons. In a rare direction recorded on video to La Nación, Mr. Putin did not stop in declare a complete national draft, but instead requested a "partial mobilization" of people with military experience. Although Moscow troops have recently suffered humiliating losses on the battlefield, he said that Russia's objectives in Ukraine had not changed and that the movement was "necessary and urgent" because the West had "crossed all the lines" when providing sophisticated weapons To Ukraine. The speech was an apparent attempt to reaffirm his authority about an increasingly chaotic war that has undermined his leadership both at home and in the global stage. He also intensified the tense confrontation of Russia with the western nations that have reinforced Ukraine with weapons, money and intelligence that have contributed to the recent successes of Ukraine in the recovery of stripes of territory in the northeast. Mr. Putin accused the United States and Europe of participating in the "nuclear blackmail" against his country and warned that Russia had "many weapons". "For those who allow such statements about Russia, I want to remind you that our country also has several means of destruction, and some components are more modern than those of NATO countries," he said. Mr. Putin also reaffirmed his support for the referendums announced in a hurriedly announced on Tuesday that the stage has prepared to declare that the occupied Ukrainian territory has become part of Russia. That annexation could come as soon as next week. Pro-Kremlin analysts and officials have said that at that time, any more Ukrainian military action on these territories could be considered an attack against Russia. Mr. Putin did not spell that, but warned that he was ready to use all weapons in Russia's Arsenal to protect what Kremlin considered the Russian territory. "If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will certainly use all means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people," he said. "This is not a lantern." When announcing a call for soldiers, Putin was also responding to those in Russia who support the war but have criticized the Kremlin for not dedicating the resources and staff necessary to fight a total fight. Putin had previously avoided recruitment in an effort to maintain the difficulties of the war as distant as possible of the common Russians, but the recent setbacks of the battlefield and the drums of the nationalist nationalists for a more solid effort, apparently changed the calculation. In a later speech, Russia's Minister of Defense, Sergei K. Shoigu, put the number of new calls to 300,000 people, all with some military experience. The mobilization makes it mandatory by law for reservists who are officially called to inform for the service, or face fines or charges. Mr. Shoigu said that students would not be called to fight and that recruits would not be sent to the "special operation zone", the term that Kremlin uses to refer to war, although the observers were skeptical of that statement. The reaction of Western nations was rapid, with officials of the British and European Union who called Mr. Putin's movement that his war is failing. China, who has been an increasingly important ally in Russia, issued a brief statement from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs that asked all parties "to reach a high fire through dialogue and negotiations." President Biden, in an interview with "60 minute" was broadcast on Sunday night in CBS, warned Mr. Putin that he did not use nuclear weapons on the battlefield. "No. No. Don't do it," Biden said when asked what his message was for Mr. Putin. "You will change the face of the war unlike anything from World War II." The number of Russian troops, including separatists aligned by Russia, members of private and volunteer security companies, currently does not exceed 200,000, according to estimates of military and expert analysts. If the partial mobilization is successful, the new recruits would be more than double that amount, which facilitates Russia to defend hundreds of frontline miles in Ukraine. However, observers say that most high -ranking personnel have already been deployed, and the calls will need more training and weapons. Chris Buckley, Ivan Nechepurenko and Alina Lobzina contributed reports.

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