Is Russia raising the stakes in the war in Ukraine? | Inside Story

Up to 300,000 Russian reservists are being called up to join the war in Ukraine.

President Vladimir Putin announced the ‘partial mobilisation’ during a rare national television address.

Putin also gave his full support to referendums on occupied areas joining the Russia, saying the votes are needed to protect civilians from the ‘neo-Nazi’ government of Ukraine.

Will Russia’s moves raise the stakes in the seven-month war?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Sergei Markov – Director, Institute of Political Studies and former spokesman for President Vladimir Putin

Donnacha O Beachain – Professor, Dublin City University

Michael Bocirkiew – Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

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