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Russia faces partial general mobilization, says President Vladimir Putin in a televised speech according to Reuters, which refers to the Russian news agency Tass.

– The Western countries want to destroy our country, says Putin in the speech during the morning.

This means that those who are currently reservists are called up to join the army. The Russian mobilization initially affects 300,000 reservists, according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

– Our goal is to liberate Donbas, Putin says in the speech that was initially planned to be broadcast on Tuesday