Russians protest, flee country as Putin's military mobilization begins; Blinken urges end to nuclear threats: Ukraine updates

Russia's partial military mobilization aimed at slowing Ukraine's high-octane counteroffensive was in full swing Thursday. Live updates.

Russia's partial military mobilization aimed at slowing Ukraine's high-octane counteroffensive was in full swing Thursday: Conscripts answered summonses, schools were commandeered for recruit intake … [+8425 chars]

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