Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced a partial military mobilisation in Russia following major setbacks in his war on Ukraine.
“Only citizens who are currently in the reserve and, above all, those who served in the Armed Forces, have certain military specialties and relevant experience, will be subject to conscription,” Putin said in a televised speech, adding that the decree for partial mobilisation was signed.
Putin also issued a dire warning to Western nations that have aided Ukraine in its defence. “West is calling to weaken, divide and destroy Russia. West has crossed the line,” he said.
Partial mobilization has been announced in Rus, the decree has been signed.
Putin stated this in his address:
“Only citizens who are currently in the reserve,those who served in the Armed Forces, have certain military specialties and relevant experience, will be subject pic.twitter.com/l7rL5FJf9H
— Eli Zifferblatt (@elizifferblatt) September 21, 2022
He also brandished the nuclear threat, saying that Russia had “lots of weapons to reply” to “Western threats” and asserted that he was not bluffing.
“If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we use all available means to protect our people – this is not a bluff,” Putin said .
The Russian premier’s address to the nation comes a day after separatist-controlled regions in eastern and southern Ukraine announced plans to hold referendums on becoming integral parts of Russia.
On the referendums, Putin said his aim was to “liberate” east Ukraine’s Donbas region, and that most people in the regions under Russian control did not want to be ruled by Kyiv.
The Kremlin-backed efforts to swallow up four regions could set the stage for Moscow to escalate the war following significant territorial gains by Ukrainian forces in recent weeks.
In his nightly address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said there were a lot of questions surrounding the upcoming votes in Luhansk, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions. However, he emphasised that the news would not change Ukraine’s commitment to retake areas occupied by Russian forces.
“The situation on the front line clearly indicates that the initiative belongs to Ukraine,” he said. “Our positions do not change because of the noise or any announcements somewhere. And we enjoy the full support of our partners in this,” Zelenskyy said Tuesday.
(With inputs from Agencies)
— ENDS —
Wise (formerly TransferWise) is the cheaper, easier way to send money abroad. It helps people move money quickly and easily between bank accounts in different countries. Convert 60+ currencies with ridiculously low fees - on average 7x cheaper than a bank. No hidden fees, no markup on the exchange rate, ever.
How to access the offer?
1- Click here
2- Select “Register''
3- Enter your email address, create a password, and select your country of residence
4- Fill out the required personal information, and the free first transfer offer will be applied automatically.
Benefits of the Multi-Currency Account:
- Free to create online
- Hold 50+ currencies
- Get multiple local bank details in one account (including EU, UK, US)
- Convert currency at the real exchange rate, even on weekends
- Spend whilst travelling on the Wise debit card without high conversion fees
Wise International Transfers:
- $1.5 billion saved by customers every year
- Send money to over 60 target currencies
- Lower fees for larger transfers
- No hidden fees. No bad exchange rates. No surprises.
- Send your money with a bank transfer, or a debit or credit card