Russia, Putin announces partial mobilization: “We will use every means to defend ourselves”

The Russian president on TV: “The West wants to destroy us, it is necessary to protect our people”. 300,000 reservists recalled

Partial mobilization of Russia starts today. This was announced by the Russian president Vladimir Putin in his speech on TV, stressing that “the decree has already been signed”. It is “necessary to protect our territory, our country and our people. The West wants to destroy us,” said the Kremlin leader. The mobilization concerns “only the citizens of the military reserve, those who have served in the army”.

For Putin “the objective of the West, which does not want peace in Ukraine, is the weakening and destruction of Russia” as already happened with the Soviet Union. As for the attack onUkraine, “the main objectives of the special operation remain unchanged”, an operation that “was necessary to fight the Nazis and free the Donbass, now almost completely liberated”. Putin then reiterated the “support for the peoples” of the four regions that should hold a referendum for annexation to Moscow: “Russia will do everything to ensure that referendums are held”.

“I repeat, we are only talking about a partial mobilization. This means that only those citizens who are in the reserves and above all, those who have served in the armed forces, have certain military specializations and relevant experience will be subject to conscription”, he said. Putin specified in his speech, explaining that “after the Kiev regime rejected a peaceful solution to the Donbass problem and made its claim on nuclear weapons, it became absolutely clear that a new, broad offensive in the Donbass, as has already happened twice previously, is inevitable. ”

The Russian president has quindi launched a threatening call on the use of nuclear weapons: “The West has exceeded beyond the limits of aggression against Russia. It is they who blackmail us on the use of atomic weapons. But to the West I say: we have many weapons with which to respond”.

“If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, to defend Russia and our people, we will use all the means we have. This is not a bluff”, continued the Russian president, strongly reiterating that “territorial integrity of our homeland, our independence and freedom will be ensured, with all the means we have “.

Accusing the West of wanting to “weaken, divide and destroy” Russia, Putin then pointed the finger at those who “already openly say that they managed to divide the Soviet Union in 1991 and now it is time for Russia to break up. in a multitude of regions and areas fatally hostile to each other “.

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