Last Updated: September 21, 2022, 20:02 IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia as the military operation in Ukraine on September 21. Putin’s address to the nation comes a day after Russian-controlled regions in eastern and southern Ukraine announced plans to hold votes on becoming integral parts of Russia. Putin said he has signed a decree on the partial mobilization, which is due to start on Wednesday. In this episode of DeCode, we look at Why did Putin stop short of a general mobilisation? We also look at the implications of Putin’s announcement.