Putin vows he’s ‘not bluffing’ over nuclear threat in first speech since Ukraine invasion
The Metro says Thousands more Russians will be deployed to Ukraine, following a chilling announcement by Vladimir Putin this morning.
In a morning address, the 69-year-old warned he is ‘not bluffing’ about his willingness to use nuclear weapons against the West.
He also used the broadcast to officially launch a partial military mobilisation in Russia.
Around 300,000 army reservists will be ordered to fight in Ukraine, according to the Kremlin.
‘First of all it would be those who served in the army, have relevant army specialty and experience’, Putin said.
He added: ‘Those called up for military service will undergo additional military training before being dispatched to their units, taking into account the experience of a special military operation.’