Only those citizens will be drafted to military service who are currently in the reserve and first of all those who have served in the army, who have certain professions and have necessary experience
The announcement came just a day after some Russian-controlled areas in Ukraine announced plans for referendums on becoming part of Russia
In a separate television interview, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia would immediately call up 300,000 reservists to "hold the line at the front" in Ukraine.
Putin also accused Western powers of providing Ukraine with long-range weapon systems that can strike deep into Russian territory
Putin warned Russia and its people would use "all available means" in their defense
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