War in Ukraine: Putin’s speech analysed

On September 21st Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of 300,000 Russian reservists to strengthen his forces in Ukraine and warned he would use all weapons at his disposal—chillingly warning, "this is not a bluff". Our experts discuss how far he’s willing to go.

00:00 – Putin’s speech: three takeaways
00:30 – Partial mobilisation
01:30 – Referendums
02:20 – The nuclear weapons threat
03:25 – How to read more of our coverage


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To read more of our coverage on the war in Ukraine: https://econ.st/3BBUSdo

A stunning counter-offensive by Ukraine’s armed forces: https://econ.st/3S7sDtQ

Vladimir Putin declares a partial mobilisation: https://econ.st/3DMASrc

Vladimir Putin vows to send more invaders. The West should arm Ukraine faster:

Vladimir Putin’s situation looks ever more desperate: https://econ.st/3DLVOyg

Vladimir Putin’s war is failing. The West should help it fail faster: https://econ.st/3R3I1WP


Russian discontent with the war, and Vladimir Putin, is growing: https://econ.st/3R4GmAv

Where next for Ukraine’s army? https://econ.st/3qWayTQ

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