War Ukraine Russia | The US believes that the referendums show the failure of Putin and China asks for a ceasefire

“We will use all our resources to protect Russia and its citizens,” Putin warned, accusing the West of using the nuclear blackmail.

“This is not a bluff”he added during his televised speech in which he announced a partial mobilization of 300,000 reservists to face the Ukrainian counteroffensive.

“We are talking not only about the bombing of the Zaporiya Nuclear Power Plant, encouraged by the West, which threatens a nuclear catastrophe, but also from the declarations of some senior representatives of the main NATO countries about the possibility of using weapons of mass destruction in russianuclear weapons,” the Russian president said, as quoted by the Interfax agency.

Putin, who has insisted on denouncing the intentions of West to destroy Russiahas assured that “those who are allowed such statements about Russia, I want to remind you that our country also has several means of destruction, and in some components more modern than those of the NATO countries”.