As the military theater – known as the war in Ukraine continues. In a rare pre-recorded televised announcement, Putin said the west wants to destroy Russia. He blamed western nations for starting a proxy war with Russia and vowed to protect the motherland.
The Russian defense minister says the mobilization would involve calling to arms some 300-thousand reservists, or just over one-percent of Russia’s full mobilization potential. Some media have claimed the number of those supposedly expected to be called to arms– might amount to one million. However, the kremlin has denied such reports by calling them “a lie.”