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UK defense chief says ‘Ukraine is winning’ no matter what propaganda Putin spins

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The West on Wednesday slapped again at Russian President Vladimir Putin following a threatening in a single day handle that prompted the U.Ok.’s prime protection official to say “Ukraine is profitable” it doesn’t matter what rhetoric Moscow makes use of. 

“No quantity of threats and propaganda can conceal the truth that Ukraine is profitable this conflict, the worldwide neighborhood are united and Russia is changing into a world pariah,” U.Ok. Protection Secretary Ben Wallace stated.

Wallace’s feedback got here after Putin expanded Russia’s preventing power by asserting a “partial mobilization” of all reservist and veterans for the conflict in Ukraine. 

Ukrainian troopers sit on infantry preventing autos as they drive close to Izyum, jap Ukraine on Sept. 16, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 
(JUAN BARRETO/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

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“Residents who’re presently within the reserve will likely be topic to conscription,” he stated within the early hours of Wednesday. “And above all, those that served within the armed forces have a sure navy specialty and related expertise.”

The mobilization is about to start Wednesday and comes as Russia has seen some vital losses in Ukraine, significantly following a counteroffensive Kyiv launched earlier this month.  

“President Putin’s breaking of his personal guarantees to not mobilize elements of his inhabitants and the unlawful annexation of elements of Ukraine, are an admission that his invasion is failing,” Wallace stated. “He and his Protection Minister have despatched tens of 1000’s of their very own residents to their deaths, ill-equipped and badly led.”

It stays unclear what number of troopers or civilians have perished since Russia invaded Ukraine practically seven months in the past, however Advisor to Ukraine’s protection minister, Yuriy Sak, advised Fox Information Digital that in Kyiv’s counteroffensive in Kharkiv some “9 to 10” Russian troopers had been killed for each one Ukrainian soldier. 

Putin echoed earlier claims and blamed the West for the extended conflict in Ukraine – which officers have stated he believed could be over in a matter of days. 

Ukrainian forces are seen in Izyum after Russian Forces' withdrawal from the city in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, on Sept. 16, 2022. 

Ukrainian forces are seen in Izyum after Russian Forces’ withdrawal from town in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, on Sept. 16, 2022. 
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In a seven-minute handle Putin stated the West “desires to destroy our nation” and claimed NATO allies need to “flip Ukraine’s individuals into cannon fodder.”

“When the territorial integrity of our nation is threatened, to guard Russia and our individuals, we will definitely use all of the means at our disposal,” Putin stated in an unveiled menace towards NATO which he accused of utilizing “nuclear blackmail” with out offering proof to again up his declare.

“It’s not a bluff,” Putin added.

Russia additionally introduced this week it should maintain “referendums” to annex the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson areas. 

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink clapped again at Putin’s beforehand televised handle and stated, “Sham referenda and mobilization are indicators of weak spot, of Russian failure.”

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“America won’t ever acknowledge Russia’s declare to purportedly annexed Ukrainian territory, and we’ll proceed to face with Ukraine for so long as it takes,” she added. 

Fox Information Digital couldn’t instantly NATO Secretary Basic Jens Stoltenberg for remark. 

Fox Information’ Lawrence Richard contributed to this report.

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