Live: Russia issues'partial' mobilisation order, EU slams Putin’s ‘desperation’ • FRANCE 24

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a “partial” mobilisation of 300,000 reservists, marking an escalation of what Moscow calls its military operation in Ukraine.  The decision was condemned by Ukraine’s allies, with the EU saying it was a sign of Putin’s “desperation”.  Follow the day’s events on our liveblog. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).

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