UK defence minister: Putin's mobilisation an admission 'invasion is failing'

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LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - British defence minister Ben Wallace said on Wednesday a mobilisation of troops by Russia in Ukraine conflict was an admission by its President Vladimir Putin that "his invasion is failing". read more

"(Putin) and his Defence Minister have sent tens of thousands of their own citizens to their deaths, ill equipped and badly led," Wallace said in a statement.

"No amount of threats and propaganda can hide the fact that Ukraine is winning this war, the international community are united and Russia is becoming a global pariah."

Reporting by Farouq Suleiman; Editing by Sachin Ravikumar

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