Despite stopping short of calling for an all-out draft, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Wednesday morning a "partial mobilization" of Russia's armed forces.
A televised address by Putin to the nation said that only citizens currently in the reserve, as well as those who have served in the military
have certain professions, and have the necessary experience, will be recruited for the campaign.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement to send tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine in February
was reminiscent of the choreographed sequence of events.
Also amid a surging Ukrainian counteroffensive, Putin's Wednesday announcement came as his country has struggled to replenish its fighting force in Ukraine.
Russia will immediately call up 300,000 reservists to "hold the line at the front" in Ukraine, according to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
During his address to the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday morning, President Biden said that Russia invaded Ukraine in a shameless manner.