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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