As the aerial bombardment in the newly occupied territories by Russia is increasing, Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared to introduce Martial law in these four regions, that were previously part of Ukraine.
As per Russian news daily TAAS, “According to the presidential decree, martial law is introduced in the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics, and the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions from October 20.”
“In the referendums, the residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions firmly and unequivocally expressed their will: they want to be together with Russia.”
Kiev has refused to recognize the people’s choice and rejects proposals for negotiations: “Shellings continue to claim the lives of civilians.” “The neo-Nazis use openly terrorist methods and sabotage against life support facilities” reported TAAS.
Implementation of Martial law will give more power to the heads of the region, whose task would be to implement measures to meet the needs of the Russian armed forces. It will also restrict the movement of locals
A special council headed by Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin will be created to coordinate work to improve the security of the region.
Ukraine has reacted sharply against the implementation of martial law in the “occupied territory” of Ukraine. Ukrainian presidential advisor has termed it as a “pseudo-legalization of looting of Ukrainians’ property.”
Earlier in September 2022, Russia conducted a referendum in Luhansk, Kherson, and partly Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions.
Ukraine has increased its counter-strike in these regions in a bid to liberate these territories from Russian control. Hence, the declaration of martial law will aid the Russian armed forces to thwart Ukrainian offenses.