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Putin's escalation of Russia's war effort in Ukraine is proof he is failing, say US and UK

Added 09-21-22 06:14:04am EST - “US and UK officials reacted to Putin's announcement of partial mobilization by saying that it points to Russia's military failings.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Putin's escalation of Russia's war effort in Ukraine is proof he is failing, say US and UK”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

British and US officials said the new threats and escalations from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday are a sign that he is failing on the battlefield.

Putin announced a mobilization of army reservists towards his war in Ukraine early Wednesday Moscow time, breaking an earlier commitment not to and amping up his warlike rhetoric.

He accused parts of the West — which has been supplying weapons and expertise in the defense of Ukraine — of trying to destroy Russia. He alluded to his country's nuclear stockpile and said it would "use all resources we have to defend our people."

Russia had expected to quickly take the entire country, but was instead repelled and focused its efforts in the east. That led to weeks of stalemate, before a recent series of defeats that saw Ukrainian forces retake large swathes of territory in the north and east. 

Putin's threats and broken promises are "an admission his invasion is failing," UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace wrote in a statement moments after the speech. 

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