Putin Drafts 200,000 In Just 2 Weeks As His War Falters

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At a glance

  • Over 200,000 people have already been drafted into Russia’s armed forces since President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization two weeks ago, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.
  • Shoigu had announced that he planned to enlist 300,000 men with previous military experience to bolster Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, where it has suffered a series of defeats in recent weeks.

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