Putin Mobilises More Troops For Ukraine; "Not A Bluff," Warning For West

Putin Mobilises Extra Troops For Ukraine; "Not A Bluff," Warning For West

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World Struggle Two, warning the West that if it continued what he known as its “nuclear blackmail” that Moscow would reply with the may of all its huge arsenal.

“If the territorial integrity of our nation is threatened, we’ll use all out there means to guard our folks – this isn’t a bluff,” Putin mentioned in a televised handle to the nation, including Russia had “numerous weapons to answer”.

Russia’s defence minister mentioned the partial mobilisation will see 300,000 reserves known as and up would apply to these with earlier navy expertise.

Putin’s partial mobilisation considerably escalates the battle over Ukraine and comes as Russia battles a Ukrainian counter-offensive that has pressured its troops to retreat and give up some occupied territory.

Putin mentioned the partial navy mobilisation of its 2 million-strong navy reserves was to defend Russia and its territories, claiming the West didn’t need peace in Ukraine.