Russian troops in Ukraine are

"hanging by a thread"

, and the Kremlin's plans to hold "fake referendums" in the occupied Ukrainian regions are a

desperate move by Vladimir Putin.

This was stated by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, CNN informs.

Sherman does not rule out that the Russian dictator "will use those types of weapons that he should not use."

In particular, Sherman emphasized that Putin has already made

food and energy a weapon.

"I hope he understands what US President Joe Biden said: No need. Don't do it," said Blinken's deputy, recalling the White House leader's warning to Putin if the Russian Federation uses

chemical or nuclear weapons.

We will remind that on September 20, the Russian mass media was full of news about the urgent video message of Putin and Shoigu, the possible announcement of partial mobilization in Russia and the annexation of the occupied parts of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.

However, later information appeared in rosZMI that Putin's address is expected in the morning of September 21.

The White House said that, according to their data, Putin is probably preparing to announce mobilization in the Russian Federation.

Read also:

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  • "Putin goes to addresses like I go to online couples": the reaction of social networks to the postponed speech of the dictator

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