President of Russia Putin announced a military mobilization for Russian citizens 

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "partial mobilization" of Russian citizens on Wednesday morning 

Signing a decree that will send Russians who have gone through military training to join the fight in Ukraine 

Only those citizens who are currently in the reserves will be eligible for military service, and first those who have served in the military. 

The announcement comes as Russia struggles to replenish its combat power in Ukraine 

Russian leader also stressed that Russia has a moral obligation to protect civilians in Ukraine's partially