21 September 2022
THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE RUSSIAN LEADER COMES AS THE WAR IN UKRAINE APPROACHES THE SEVEN-MONTH MARK.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a partial mobilisation in Russia as the war in Ukraine approaches the seven-month mark.
Mr Putin's address to the nation comes a day after Russian-controlled regions in eastern and southern Ukraine announced plans to hold votes on becoming integral parts of Russia.
THE KREMLIN-BACKED EFFORTS TO SWALLOW UP FOUR REGIONS COULD SET THE STAGE FOR MOSCOW TO ESCALATE THE WAR FOLLOWING RECENT UKRAINIAN SUCCESSES ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
THE REFERENDUMS WILL START ON FRIDAY IN THE LUHANSK, KHERSON AND PARTLY RUSSIAN-CONTROLLED ZAPORIZHZHIA AND DONETSK AREAS.