Although there are variations in the number of casualties, the reality of it all is that Moscow may be falling short of its planned invasion of Ukraine. And latest developments may further push Russia to a corner, something that could lead the Russian leader to resort to unwanted measures.

This is about the use of nuclear weapons, something that has garnered mixed reactions. Some call it a bluff although it could happen if Russia ends up on the losing end or comes under threat.

Regardless, it is a move that most will not want to materialize. There will be dire repercussions and more lives, including civilians, could be included.

The past weeks have seen reports on the rising number of Russian soldier casualties. Ukraine has managed to fend off and re-take certain regions, a sign that does not speak well for Putin’s plans.

Regardless, the Russian leader has reportedly called for the mobilization of its military, one that now allegedly includes military reservists. But for experts, this move is a clear indication that Russia’s invasion plans are failing.

This issue is one of the main topics in the United Nations General Assembly. UK Prime Minister Liz Truss is expected to be among those who will address it and Downing Street bats that she will be warning her fellow leaders about possibly getting complacent as far as defending their values and preserving a world order that rewards freedom.

But based on the directives of Putin, it seems pretty clear that he is nowhere near considering peace as a solution. The partial military mobilization is seen as a move of desperation, placing the Russian leader in a spot where there will be dire consequences.

Regardless of whether it will be a peaceful resolution or not, Russia will be in for dire sanctions. No details have been revealed as of this writing.

"If Putin can break that link, he can still win," Dr. Robert Seely, MP for Isle of Wight and a specialist on Russian warfare stated. "Hence in part, the nuclear threat."

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(RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a speech during the Russian-Uzbek signing ceremony at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit on September 15, 2022 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived to Uzbekistan with a two-days visit. Photo by Contributor/Getty Images

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