MADRID, Sep. 22 (Moose Gazette) –
The Kremlin stressed on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a “partial mobilization” does not imply changes in the status of the military operations triggered in February with the invasion of Ukraine.
“This is a special military operation,” said the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dimitri Peskov, using the term chosen by Moscow to describe its military offensive against the neighboring country, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
Thus, he indicated that Putin gave “a clear description” on Wednesday and “explained the reasons for the decision”, before adding that “the special operation started to achieve objectives in Ukraine”.
“Now, we deal ‘de facto’ with the NATO bloc, with all its logistical capabilities,” he stated. “This has led to this need (for partial mobilization of the population),” she has settled, as reported by the TASS agency.
Putin on Wednesday framed the decision in “necessary and urgent measures to protect Russia’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity” and warned that Moscow will use “all means” in the event of a “threat to Russian territorial integrity”. “It’s not a bluff,” he maintained.
For his part, the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, explained that nearly 300,000 reservists will be called up and has indicated that this “partial mobilization” will affect 1.1 percent of the country’s mobilization resources.