“Whom are we fighting? Some thoughts related to Russia’s latest mobilization plan”, Joris Van Bladel (Egmont, Belgium)

Under the pressure of Ukraine’s counter-offensive and a significant setback in the Kharkiv Oblast, Putin has chosen the path of escalation, if not of total war. On 21 September 2022, during a pre-recorded address on state television – the first after the announcement of the so-called “special military operation” on 24 February – the Russian president announced the immediate partial mobilization of Russia’s reserve force.

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