The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin today announced a “partial mobilization”in a televised address to the nation.
The measure, which comes into force today, responds to the need to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countrystressed the president.
He also explained that they will be called up only reservists who have completed compulsory military service.
“The partial mobilization decree provides for additional measures to fulfill orders to the military industry,” Putin added.
He insisted that the decision to launch a “preventive military operation (in Ukraine) was absolutely necessary and the only possible one”, since the Ukrainian attack on Donbas was inevitable.
the russian president accused the West of using Ukraine as an instrument to attack Russia.
The goal of the West is “weaken, divide and ultimately destroy our country”said the head of the Kremlin, who stressed that “they (Westerners) openly say that in 1991 they were able to dismember the Soviet Union and that now Russia’s turn has come.”
Putin claimed that The West even uses “nuclear blackmail”.
“This is not only about the attacks encouraged by the West against the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which can cause an atomic catastrophe, but also about the declarations of senior NATO officials about the possibility of using weapons of mass destruction against Russia,” he explained.
He stressed that the citizens of Russia can be sure that the territorial integrity, independence and freedom of the country are guaranteed.
“And those who try to blackmail us with the nuclear weapon should know that the compass rose can turn in their direction,” warned the Russian president.