Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilisation after Moscow’s troops suffered losses in Ukraine.
In a televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned Western nations supporting Ukraine that Moscow would defend itself with the might of all its vast arsenal if faced with a nuclear threat from the West.
He also announced his support for planned referendums in Ukrainian territories under Russian control.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian leaders are far from scared by the prospect of fighting a much larger army.
Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Kyiv in Ukraine.
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