President Vladimi Putin Orders Partial Mobilization In Russia

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Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin has ordered partial mobilization in Russia, in an escalation of what Moscow calls its military operation in pro-Western Ukraine.

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Puttin made this known during a televised address. He further noted that a relevant decree has already been signed and will come into force.

According to Russia’s Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu, 300,000 reservists will be called up or just over one percent of the number of people who can be mobilised in the country. Shoigu added that 5,937 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine since the February military intervention, in a rare admission of military losses from Moscow.

President Putin stressed that Russia will use all available means to protect its territory, accusing the West of seeking to weaken, divide and ultimately destroy their country.