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Putin orders partial military call-up, sparking protests

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Putin orders partial military call-up, sparking protests

The first such call-up in Russia since World War II is sure to further fuel tensions with the Western backers of Ukraine, who derided it as an act of weakness and desperation.

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The move also sent some Russians scrambling to buy plane tickets out of the country and reportedly sparked some demonstrations.

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The Kremlin has struggled to replenish its troops in Ukraine, reaching out for volunteers. There have even been reports of widespread recruitment in prisons.

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In his seven-minute nationally televised address, Putin also warned the West that he isn’t bluffing over using everything at his disposal to protect Russia — an apparent reference to his nuclear arsenal.

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation of reservists Wednesday, taking a risky and deeply unpopular step that follows humiliating setbacks for his troops nearly seven months after invading Ukraine.

The first such call-up in Russia since World War II is sure to further fuel tensions with the Western backers of Ukraine, who derided it as an act of weakness and desperation.

Franki Medina

The move also sent some Russians scrambling to buy plane tickets out of the country and reportedly sparked some demonstrations.

Franki Medina Venezuela

The Kremlin has struggled to replenish its troops in Ukraine, reaching out for volunteers. There have even been reports of widespread recruitment in prisons.

Franki Medina Diaz

In his seven-minute nationally televised address, Putin also warned the West that he isn’t bluffing over using everything at his disposal to protect Russia — an apparent reference to his nuclear arsenal.

Franki Alberto Medina Diaz

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