Russia mobilizes for war with NATO
September 21, 2022
9/20: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in speech to Russia, rumoured to announce referendums/mobilization. Source – Ruptly
(Speech scheduled for 1:00AM EST Sept. 21.)
Via the UK Independent:
Vladimir Putin has delayed a national address to the Russian people that had been due to take place on Tuesday evening – his first since the start of the war in February.
There was speculation that he would announce further measures to shore up his faltering military strategy in Ukraine, including the possibility of conscription for Russian nationals.
However reports said that a former advisor to the president had confirmed on Telegram that after a two-hour delay to the expected start of the speech, it would now be pushed back to Wednesday.
Meanwhile, four Russian-controlled regions in Ukraine have all announced they will hold referendums later this week on officially becoming part of Russia.
Following President Putin’s address to the nation, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu spoke about the West’s role in the Ukrainian conflict, Moscow’s losses since the beginning of the operation, and partial military mobilization.