President Russian Vladimir Putin mobilized hundreds of thousands of reservists in order to relaunch its offensive in Ukraine and again threatened to resort to nuclear weapons, something that United States (US)is taken seriously”.
This mobilization of reservists generated improvised demonstrations in at least 38 Russian cities and the arrest of 1,332 people. These are the most important manifestations in Russia since those that followed the announcement of Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine in February.
For his part, the president of United States, Joe Bidenfrom the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly, directly attacked Russiaa permanent member of the Security Council, saying it “blatantly violated” UN principles.
Biden also criticized Putin for a veiled threat to resort to nuclear weapons. The US president warned that “a nuclear war cannot be won and should never be fought.”
- Putin said hours earlier, in a speech to the nation, that he was ready to use “all the means” in his arsenal against the West, which he accused of wanting to “destroy” Russia.
The mobilization announced by Putin was described in Europe as an “admission of weakness” by Moscowwhose Army has suffered military setbacks against the Ukrainian forces.
The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) They will meet urgently this Wednesday in New York on the subject of Ukraine. New sanctions will be discussed, according to the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell.
Avoiding announcing a general mobilization, feared by millions of Russians, Putin declared a “partial” measure deemed “urgent and necessary”.
- According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, 300,000 reservists will be called up at first.