Russia calls in reservists, with referendum announcements

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a mass mobilization of reservists to serve the Russian army in Ukraine.

To the West, which has been angered by this move, this is a sign that Russia is in trouble. Putin, however, sees it in another light.

He believes this is needed to guard border regions with Ukraine. This comes a day after regions in eastern and southern Ukraine announced referendum plans which would make them parts of Russia.

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