Putin says Russian mobilization for war in Ukraine will be over in two weeks and has no plans for additional conscription
Vladimir Putin said today that his military mobilization for the war in Ukraine is coming to an end and that he has no plans for further conscription.
The Russian strongman spoke in Astana at a meeting of the Commonwealth Of Independent States Summit (CIS), where he sat down with allies.
Speaking at a press conference in the Kazakh capital, Putin said the “partial mobilization” he announced last month, which the defense minister said aimed at recruiting 300,000 soldiers, was coming to an end and would end in two weeks.
In further comments, he said he sees no need for “mass attacks” on Ukraine at the moment, but that could change in the future.
In recent weeks, fears have grown over the possibility of Moscow launching nuclear strikes after a series of embarrassing setbacks in Putin’s invasion.
Putin said he “does not see the need” for talks with US President Joe Biden about an end to the war, but suggested he be open to talks with Kiev.
“We have to ask him whether he is willing to have such conversations with me or not. I don’t see the need, to be honest,” said Putin, asking about a possible meeting with Biden on the sidelines of a G20 summit in November. He added that his participation in the Indonesia-organized summit has not yet been decided.
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