Escalating tension: Putin mobilizes 300,000 reservists and reminds the West that it has nuclear weapons | International

At the moment the reservists would not go to the conflict zone, the invaded Ukraine, and will dedicate themselves to taking care of Russia’s sovereignty. Putin also accused “nuclear blackmail” by NATO, the military alliance led by the United States, for which he assured that “those who try to blackmail us with the nuclear weapon must know that the compass rose can turn in their direction” .

This Wednesday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin clenched his fist in the midst of the invasion of Ukraine with the mobilization of 300,000 reservists and statements that read like a threat, in which he recalled that he has nuclear weapons to use against West.

On the one hand, the mobilization of the reservists becomes effective as of this very day with the aim of defending the integrity of the territory and the sovereignty of Russia, he explained.

In addition to that, Putin explained that only those people who comply or have complied with the compulsory military service.

“The partial mobilization decree contemplates additional measures to fulfill orders to the military industry,” added Putin, who again defended having invaded Ukraine since, according to him, that country’s attack on Donbas was “inevitable.”

The Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, confirmed that the deployment is going, but that it will not include university students and that – so far – the group would not be sent to the zone of the “special military operation”ie Ukraine.

Putin and nuclear weapons

On the other hand, the decision made on Wednesday by Putin also caused concern in the West as the Russian leader openly spoke of the use of nuclear weapons and “nuclear blackmail” by NATO, the military alliance led by the United States.

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“It is not only about the attacks encouraged by the West against the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which can cause an atomic catastrophe, but also about the declarations of senior NATO officials about the possibility of using weapons of mass destruction against Russia”, accused.

“Those who try to blackmail us with the nuclear weapon should know that the compass rose can turn in their direction”he warned.

However, Putin accused the West of using Ukraine as an instrument to attack Russia and that the objective of the bloc is “weaken, divide, and ultimately destroy our country”.

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