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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military mobilization order and threats to use nuclear weapons show the invasion of Ukraine is a failure, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, condemning Moscow’s announcement as unacceptable.

“Canada condemns Putin’s irresponsible escalation of war, his partial military mobilization, his nuclear threats, as well as Russia’s hasty referendums to try to annex parts of Ukraine are unacceptable,” Trudeau told reporters. journalists in New York, where he attends the United Nations. General Assembly.

“Putin’s behavior only shows that his invasion is failing,” Trudeau said.

In a televised address earlier Wednesday, Putin announced Russia’s first wartime mobilization since World War II and plans to annex parts of Ukraine. He also threatened to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, saying, “It’s not a bluff.”

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Trudeau said Putin’s conscription order was “a step closer to admitting what he didn’t want to admit to the Russians…an example of things going wrong with his plan.”

Moscow calls its actions in Ukraine a “special military operation” to “disarm” its neighbor and root out dangerous nationalists. The West says it is a land grab and an attempt to reclaim a country that broke free from Moscow’s rule with the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Putin’s speech follows mounting battlefield casualties and setbacks for Russian forces, which were driven out of areas they had captured in northeastern Ukraine during a counter-attack. Ukrainian offensive this month and are bogged down in the south.

Trudeau said the threats of nuclear weapons must be taken seriously and Western allies must “oppose them very strongly.”

Canada will continue to support Kyiv by tightening its sanctions against Russia and sending military aid to Ukraine, he said.

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