Putin calling up 147,000 men from tomorrow as battlefield slaughter intensifies

Russia's despotic war-mad President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree calling up another 147,000 more troops to his depleted army.

And it'll start taking place from tomorrow (April 1).

In the more-than on year since Putin first demanded his troops set foot into Ukraine, he has lost around 694,000 soldiers.

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Roughly 520,000 of those are men injured so badly that they are unable to return to the front line, while Russia has seen more than 173,000 troops killed in action.

And according to Ukraine's special forces, Putin has burned through 77.2% of the 900,000 soldiers he originally had at his disposal.

But now he is panicking and has called up another 147,000 men aged between 18 and 27.

According to anti-Putin Russian news outlet Meduza, the draft will start tomorrow and end on July 15.

It is also an increase of 12,500 on those called up in the summer of 2022, which saw hundreds of thousands flee Russia in fear of being forced to fight.

Russia is also planning to raise the draft age from 27 to 30 in 2024, while moving the younger age bracket from 18 to 21.

The lack of troops hasn't stopped Putin from announcing plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.

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He made the shock announcement earlier this week and said the move was triggered by Britain’s decision this past week to provide Ukraine with armour-piercing rounds containing depleted uranium.

Russia plans to maintain control over those it sends to Belarus, and construction of storage facilities for them will be completed by July 1, Putin said.

He didn’t say how many nuclear weapons Russia would keep in Belarus.

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The United States government believes Russia has about 2,000 tactical nuclear weapons, which include bombs that can be carried by tactical aircraft, warheads for short-range missiles and artillery rounds.

He said: “We are doing what they (the West) have been doing for decades, stationing them in certain allied countries, preparing the launch platforms and training their crews.

“We are going to do the same thing.”


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