Putin's stern tone is driving up defence stocks

As tensions across the world rise as a result of Vladimir Putin's strong words

in response to recent victories for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia

defence stocks are increasing as well.

Putin enlisted Russian reserve soldiers to fight in Ukraine 

and suggested deploying nuclear weapons. 

After a surprise offensive a few days ago

gave Ukraine some of its lost territory back

About 300,000 troops appear to be involved," noted Vertical Research Partners 

analyst Rob Stallard on Wednesday morning

adding that these call-ups would be Russia's first such mobilisation since World War II