Putin signs decree on mobilization, says West wants to destroy Russia

Reuters |
Published: 09.21.22, 09:18
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had signed a decree on partial mobilization beginning on Wednesday, saying he was defending Russian territories and that the West wanted to destroy the country.
In a televised address, Putin said his aim was to "liberate" east Ukraine's Donbas region, and that most people in the region did not want to return to what he called the "yoke" of Ukraine.