Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced a partial military mobilization in Russia

placing the people and the country’s economy on the foothold of the war during the Moscow invasion of Ukraine.

In a rare television announcement that had been recorded before, Putin said the West “wanted to destroy our country

Putin said the “mobilization event” would begin Wednesday without giving further details,

he had ordered an increase in funds to increase the production of Russian weapons,

Putin has mentioned Russian nuclear weapons at various points during the conflict with Ukraine

“Obviously it is something we must think of very seriously because, you know, we are not in control

Putin’s comments with oil prices soaring more than 2% and Russian rubles dropping around 2.6% against the dollar.