Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced partial filling in Russia is war in Ukraine is almost seven months old and Moscow is losing ground on The battlefield.
Putin’s address to the nation comes a day after Russia-controlled areas in Eastern and Southern Ukraine announced plans To catch votes on become integral parts of Russia.
Kremlin-backed efforts to swallow up Four regions can set The theater for Moscow escalated the war after the Ukrainian successes.
Putin said he signed a decree on Partial packing that returns to start Wednesday.
“We are talking about partial mobilization, that is, citizens only,” he added who be currently in The reserve will be subject to conscription, and above all, these who Servants in The armed forces have some military Specialization and relevant experience, said Putin.
Referendums that were expected to take place place Ago first months of war will start Friday in Luhansk, Kherson, Zaporizhia and Donetsk regions partly controlled by Russia.
Putin said decision Our mobilization was partly “perfectly suited to the threats we face, which are to protect our homeland, its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity.” ensure Security of our people And the people in liberated lands.
Earlier Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday expulsion of the Russian plans to conduct polls in occupied areas in Eastern and Southern Ukraine as a “noise thanked Ukraine’s allies for condemns votes scheduled to start Friday.
Four regions controlled by Russia announced plans Tuesday to start Vote this week to become an integral part of Russia that can set The theater for Moscow escalates the war after the Ukrainian successes on The battlefield.
Former Vice President Dmitry Medvedev head of Russia’s Security Council, chaired by Putin, said referendums involving regions of Russia itself would make border redrawing “irreversible” and enable Moscow to use No way to defend it.
Zelensky said in his nightly speech that there are many of surrounding questions announcements But he stressed that they would not change Ukraine’s commitment to retaking the areas occupied by Russian forces.
“the situation on He said the front lines clearly indicate that the initiative belongs to Ukraine. And our attitudes do not change because of of The noise or any announcements somewhere. and we enjoy The full support of our partners in this is.”
next votes in Luhansk, Kherson, Zaporizhzhya and Donetsk regions are sure to go to Moscow way. But they were soon rejected by Western leaders as illegitimate who they support Kyiv with military and others support that helped her forces seize the momentum on battlefields in east and south.
Thank you all friends and partners of Ukraine for A firm, principled collective condemnation today of Russia’s attempts at theater new “Mock polls,” Zelensky said.
in another place signal that Russia digs in for elongated and possibly slopingup Conflict, under the control of the Kremlin of house of parliament Tuesday voted to tighten laws against Flee, surrender and plunder by Russian forces. legislators also voice to display possible 10-year prison terms for soldiers to reject fight.
If approved, as expected, by the top house And then Putin signed it, the legislation will strengthen the hands of the leaders against Reported the failure of morale between soldiers.
In the occupation of Russia city of Enerhodar, the bombing continued around Europe’s largest nuclear area power Factory. The Ukrainian energy company, Energoatom, said the Russian bombing again Damaged infrastructure in nuclear Zaporizhzhia power The factory workers were briefly forced to start two diesel generators for Emergency power for cooling pumps for one of reactors.
These pumps are essential for Avoiding a meltdown at a nuclear facility after all six of Factory reactors were shut down. Energoatum said the generators were later replaced off as such main power I was restored.
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was in focus for interest for months because of Fears of a possible bombing lead for radiation leak. Russia and Ukraine blame each other for bombing.