US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken accused Russia of “escalating” amid the announcement by the Russian army of partial mobilization in addition to the military operation in Ukraine.
Blinken told a UN Security Council meeting on Thursday that “Putin has stepped up the escalation because he has decided not to stop the war, but to expand its territory, not by withdrawing troops, but by adding 300,000 troops, not by stopping the escalation, but by increasing it through the threat of use.” nuclear weapons.”
On Wednesday, September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in the country as part of a military operation in Ukraine.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the purpose of the mobilization is to draft about 300,000 people into the armed forces.
Source: RIA Novosti