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Putin’s Troop Move Is A ‘Sign He’s Struggling,’ White House Says

Vladimir Putin 

Vladimir Putin 

Photographer: Pavel Bednyakov/AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mobilization of 300,000 troops is a “sign he’s struggling” in the war in Ukraine, a spokesman for President Joe Biden’s administration says.

John Kirby, a spokesman for the US National Security Council, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Putin’s Wednesday announcement of an escalation in Ukraine struck familiar themes but contained few surprises, including the mobilization.