21 September 2022
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HAS ANNOUNCED A "PARTIAL MOBILISATION" IN RUSSIA "TO DEFEND THE MOTHERLAND, ITS SOVEREIGNTY AND TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, THE SECURITY OF OUR PEOPLE."
He says this concerns "only citizens in the military reserve, those who have served in the Army."
And he issued this threat (to the West):
"IF THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF OUR COUNTRY IS THREATENED, TO DEFEND RUSSIA AND OUR PEOPLE WE WILL USE ALL MEANS WE HAVE. THIS IS NOT A BLUFF.
"THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF OUR MOTHERLAND, OUR INDEPENDENCE AND FREEDOM WILL BE SECURED, I REPEAT WITH ALL THE MEANS WE HAVE."
"THOSE TRYING TO BLACKMAIL US WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS SHOULD KNOW THAT THE WIND MAY TURN AGAINST THEM."