Vladimir Putin announces ‘partial mobilisation’ in escalation of Ukraine war

Vladimir Putin has announced a “partial mobilisation” of Russia’s army reserves in a dramatic escalation of the war in Ukraine.Speaking in an address to the Russian people on Wednesday morning, the president warned the West that Russia would use all the means at its disposal to protect its territory, saying: “It's not a bluff."Defence minister Sergei Shoigu said later that 300,000 reservists would be called up to fight against Ukraine, from the 25 million available.