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The war between Russia and Ukraine that started on 24 February this year is not over. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that four regions of Ukraine would soon deploy 300,000 reserve troops. His announcement was followed by demonstrations across the country. According to human rights groups, more than a hundred people have been detained. On the other hand, after this announcement, a large number of Russian citizens are leaving the country. On the other hand, Pope Francis called Putin’s warning of the use of nuclear weapons as madness.
Three lakh reserve soldiers will be deployed
President Putin announced in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday that a partial deployment of 300,000 reserve troops would be drafted soon. During this, he also threatened to use all resources against Ukraine and accused Western countries of provocation.
In his address, he said, he is saying that in the year 1991 he had separated the Soviet Union. Now is the time to do the same with Russia. To those who make such statements, I would like to say that Russia has many weapons of destruction, and if there is any threat to our territorial integrity, then we will use all resources to save our country and people without hesitation. .
Hundreds of people took to the streets and demonstrated across the country against the deployment of reserve troops. According to rights groups, more than a hundred people were arrested. The Russian president made this announcement at a time when he is preparing to annex four parts of Ukraine, Donetsk, Luhansk, Khorasan and Zaporia. For this, he is going to hold a referendum on Friday. People residing in these areas will be able to cast their vote between September 23-27.
Russians leaving the country in large numbers
Russian citizens are leaving the country in large numbers after the Russian president’s announcement to call military reservists in the war against Ukraine. They are booking tickets only for the destination and not for the return. Flights are filling up fast and ticket prices skyrocketed. It is being told that there is a fear behind this that soon the youth may be sent to war by announcing the closure of Russia’s borders. Apart from Turkey, Air Serbia is operating flight services between Moscow-Belgrade after the European Union ban. Its flights for the next few days have been booked. Economy class fares from Moscow to Istanbul and Dubai have risen to over $9,000.
Pope said – thinking of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine is madness
Pope Francis said on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to the West to use nuclear weapons, saying he thinks such an act is madness. At the same time, describing the Ukrainian people as victims of barbarism, demonic tendencies and torture, he said that good people are getting martyred. Speaking to the public in St Peter’s Square about his visit to Kazakhstan, the Pope praised the Central Asian country for giving up nuclear weapons in 1991 after independence from the Soviet Union.
Jaishankar urges Ukrainian PM to return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy
Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar met Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmahal at the UN Headquarters and cautioned him of India’s stand that all hostilities should end and return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy. The meeting took place shortly after the Russian President announced that he would call three lakh reservists. Jaishankar gave this information by tweeting.