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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russian President Vladimir Putin escalated the war on Wednesday in… Invites the recruit to join the fight In Ukraine, it would mean more soldiers needing weapons that Moscow can’t provide.
Stoltenberg said during the withdrawal interview in Seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. “It’s going to take time and they’ll need equipment. And what we’ve seen so far is that the Russian forces are not equipped.”
In a seven-minute televised address, Putin said he was launching a “partial mobilization” by enlisting all reservists and healthy veterans. The fighting in Ukraine.
“The citizens who are currently in the reserve will be subject to conscription,” he said in the early hours of Wednesday morning. “Above all, those who have served in the armed forces have a specific military specialty and relevant experience.”
His order comes about a week later from Russia He experienced major setbacks In Ukraine, his forces in the northern Kharkiv region were forced to withdraw.
The long-awaited counterattack first leaked in May succeeded in surprising Russian forces in the northern region and resulted in a hasty withdrawal, abandonment of equipment, and reports of Command and control failure All over Russia.
According to a senior official in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russia also experienced significant personnel losses, losing “nine to ten” Russian soldiers per Ukrainian, although the death toll throughout the war has not been independently verified by Fox News Digital.
Western defense officials said the withdrawal signals Russia’s inability not only to rearm its forces, but to return men to the ranks.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday about 300,000 men could expect to be conscripted into active duty on Putin’s orders, though Stoltenberg said he was reluctant to accept those numbers.
“I think we have to be careful about the exact numbers,” he told a Reuters reporter. “But of course, more troops will escalate the conflict, which will mean more loss of life and lives of Ukrainians as well as the lives of Russians,” he added.
The NATO chief said the fastest way to end the war was for Putin to admit his “big strategic failures” and withdraw his forces.
However, Putin’s reluctance to end his invasion means that NATO will need to continue supporting Ukraine for as long as it takes.
“It’s a very close connection between power on the battlefield and what they can achieve at the negotiating table,” Stoltenberg said. “The way we can help ensure an acceptable negotiation outcome is through support [Ukraine] on the battlefield.
“If President Putin stops fighting, peace will come. If President Zelensky stops fighting, Ukraine will cease to exist as an independent, sovereign state – so we need its support to enable a political solution,” he added.
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