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Putin mobilizes 300,000 Russian troops, warns West over ‘nuclear blackmail’

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the country's first mobilization since the Second World War to fight in Ukraine on Wednesday, with about 300,000 military reservists called up. The Russian president also appeared to make a thinly veiled threat of using nuclear weapons, saying that "nuclear blackmail has come into play" by western nation and saying he'd remind those making statements that Russia has its own "variety of weapons of destruction."