Putin May Mobilize More Russian Forces

According to the UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, President Putin is considering a mass mobilisation of Russian citizens to replace losses suffered in Ukraine.

On 19 April, The New York Times confirmed that Russia had launched a renewed invasion front referred to as an “eastern assault” across a 300-mile front extending from Kharkiv to Donetsk and Luhansk, with simultaneous missile attacks again directed at Kyiv in the north and Lviv in Western Ukraine. According to the UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, President Putin is considering a mass mobilisation of Russian citizens to replace losses suffered in Ukraine on 9 May. As of 30 April, a NATO official has described Russian advances as “uneven” and “minor”. An anonymous US Defense Official has called the Russian offensive: “very tepid”, “minimal at best” as well as “anaemic”.

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