New (negative) data for Europe is created by the speech of Vladimir Putin, who declared a partial mobilization, with the aim of mobilizing up to 300,000 military reservists. This development constitutes a significant escalation on the Ukrainian front, which has been “creeping” since February, with the effects being multifaceted and extending both in the military and economic-energy field.
In fact, while Moscow wishes to “legitimize” its sovereignty over the occupied Ukrainian territories, aspiring to organize local referendums on the “unification” of four regions (Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Kherson), the Russian president also brings back to the table the danger of nuclear threat. With all that this entails for the security of the continent.
“If our territorial integrity is threatened, rest assured that we will use all means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. We are not bluffing’ was Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the West.
According to analysts, the televised speech by the Russian president, who is preparing to send 300,000 more troops to the front in eastern Ukraine, amounts to a message of escalation. Let’s not forget, after all, that in recent weeks the Russian army has been forced into a significant retreat, with Ukraine recapturing 10% of the occupied territories.
All this leads to the conclusion that the military arm of the conflict is entering a peak period. The result is that, seven months after the start of the war, the “light” at the end of the tunnel is still not visible.