Russia-Ukraine war live update: Putin declares martial law in annexed areas

Russian President Vladimir Putin says martial law will be imposed in four eastern and southern regions Ukraine, Moscow illegal Although not in full political or military control over these areas, they were annexed following a referendum held last month. The move signals he is stepping up efforts to achieve his military goals amid ongoing airstrikes on infrastructure targets.

Putin told his Security Council meeting that military officials would be directly responsible for civilian government functions in the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. Putin did not elaborate on exactly how martial law would change on the battlefield, as Russian troops are losing positions in illegally annexed territory, including the southern region of Kherson.

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