Putin's desire to send additional soldiers to Ukraine demonstrates his difficulties.
Putin's decision to deploy as many as 300,000 military personnel is an indication that Russia is "struggling" in its invasion of Ukraine, according to the White House on Wednesday.
John Kirby, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, stated that while additional troops might be requested, he acknowledged the magnitude of the number and what it implies at this stage of the conflict.
Kirby said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that "he committed to the conflict in February of this year." It is a clear sign that he is having difficulties.
Putin had already announced the partial mobilization of reservists in a prerecorded broadcast on national television before Kirby's remarks. It was a significant outburst from Putin after Ukraine regained land in the north, increasing pressure on the Kremlin to disclose its intentions in response to Kyiv's military advances.
Putin has endorsed proposals to annexe seized areas in eastern Ukraine's Donbas and southern Ukraine's Kherson regions, and has threatened nuclear weapons deployment if Kyiv continues its assault to recapture the territory.
"When the territorial integrity of our country is jeopardized, we will certainly use all of our available means to safeguard Russia and our people, this is not a bluff," says the author.
The Russian leader continued to fabricate, claiming that the United States and its allies are attempting to "destroy" Russia with nuclear weapons. The Russian leader boasted about his country's nuclear capability.
Putin has warned that the wind may wind in the opposite direction of those who are attempting to sway them with nuclear weapons.
Kirby warned that Russia might suffer "huge repercussions" if it used nuclear weapons against Ukraine on Wednesday. He added that the United States always takes "this kind of rhetoric seriously."
"For a nuclear power to say such things is irresponsible, but it's not unusual for how he's been doing it the previous seven months," Kirby said. "We're monitoring as best we can their strategic position so that if we have to, we may alter ours."