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A group of Russians smile at the border crossing Verkhny Lars between Georgia and Russia on Sept. 23, 2022. Long lines of vehicles have formed at border crossings into Georgia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization to bolster his troops in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Russians flee the draft as the reality of the war in Ukraine hits home

Russians crossing land borders into Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Georgia to avoid being drafted into the Ukraine war are experiencing very different receptions.
This Russian short-range cruise missile, the Iskander-K, can carry nuclear warheads for several hundred miles. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service photo via AP

What are tactical nuclear weapons? An international security expert explains and assesses what they mean for the war in Ukraine

Tactical nuclear weapons were designed to be used on the battlefield rather than for strategic defense, but that doesn’t mean there’s a plausible case for using them.
Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian people for less than 20 minutes to outline his plan for partial mobilisation and referendums in areas held by invading Russian troops. EPA-EFE/Maxim Shipenkov

Ukraine war: Putin calls up more troops and threatens nuclear option in a speech which ups the ante but shows Russia’s weakness

Vladimir Putin’s televised address to the Russian people is a desperate attempt to raise the stakes over the war in Ukraine.
Russia moved significant numbers of troops and equipment south to met the Ukraine offensive in the Kherson region. EPA-EFE/Russian Defence Ministry handout

Kharkiv offensive has shown the west that Ukraine can win

The success of Ukraine’s recent offensives have shown Ukraine can defeat Russia militarily, as long as it has sufficient support form the west.

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