Partial mobilization in Russia, announced by Vladimir Putin, was expected and will not change anything in the plans of Ukraine. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the German newspaper BILD.
According to the head of state, Putin has already carried out a partial mobilization, although he announced this only now.
« ;Our intelligence services and our allies have already said this. For the past month, he has been mobilizing,” the Ukrainian leader said.
Zelensky stressed that the mobilization announced by Putin indicates that Russia has problems with officers and other military personnel.
«Putin sees his units just fleeing. He needs an army of millions to come to us. Because he sees that a significant part of those who come to us are simply running. He wants to drown Ukraine in blood, but also in the blood of his own soldiers»,— said the president.
The head of state also expressed confidence that the fictitious «referenda» in the occupied territories of Ukraine, 90% of the states do not recognize it.
- Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov ridiculed the partial mobilization announced in Russia.