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Putin Calls Up More Troops, Resumes Nuclear Threat Over Ukraine

  • Russia orders mobilization of as many as 300,000 reservists
  • US says Kremlin’s moves are ‘signs of weakness,’ failure
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WATCH: Putin orders a “partial mobilization” of Russian troops.Source: Bloomberg
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Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a “partial mobilization,” calling up 300,000 reservists, in a major escalation of his flagging invasion of Ukraine, which he portrayed as a fight to the death with the US and its allies.

As Russia moves to annex occupied Ukrainian territory, Putin also renewed his warnings of a nuclear threat. “When the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people,” he said in a televised national address Wednesday. “This is not a bluff.”