OPINION - The Leader podcast: Russia’s threats explained

(Russian Presidential Press Service via AP) (AP)
(Russian Presidential Press Service via AP) (AP)

In a speech to the nation, the Russian President said reservists would be called up to fight in Ukraine.

He went on to claim that the West has been “engaging in nuclear blackmail’’ and Russia has “lots of weapons to reply”.

So, just how concerned should we be about Vladimir Putin’s threats?

The Evening Standard’s Home Affairs Editor, Martin Bentham, explains.

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