In the latest escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared a state of war in the four Ukrainian regions that were annexed to his country last month (Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia).
“I signed a decree establishing martial law in Donbass, Kherson and Zaporizhia, “he said in a meeting of the Russian Security Council.
He also indicated that he had granted greater powers to the governors of the aforementioned regions to ensure security and organize the work of factories and institutions in support of the military operation, announcing the establishment of regional defense headquarters. in those united regions.
In addition, the Russian president ordered the government to form a coordinating council with the adhering regions, headed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
High alert in Moscow
The Kremlin leader also declared a state of maximum alert in the regions of the Central Federal District, which includes Moscow and the Southern Federal District.
He called for strengthening the protection of public order, guaranteeing public safety and protecting military, government and facilities private.
In addition, impose a special system for the operation of facilities that ensure the operation of transport, communications and energy facilities and use their work to meet defense needs. He also asked for the movement of vehicles to be restricted and for inspections to be carried out on them.
prosecution of Kiev
Furthermore, the Russian president accused the Kiev regime of being behind the attack on the Crimean bridge, which took place on 8 October.
He also stressed that Ukraine rejects any offers to negotiate and continues to bomb civilians.
Interestingly, Putin announced this on September 30th in a massive celebration on Red Square in Moscow, which included 4 Ukrainian regions, and which representatives of those regions signed the decrees, amid warm applause.
However, this passage sparked intense criticism and international assurances that this decision would not change anything internationally, especially since it was null and void and contrary to international law, especially since the referendums held in those areas were held under “the pressure of the Russian occupation”.
On the other hand, since last September (2022), Ukrainian forces have launched a counterattack, especially in the north-east and south of the country, to restore dozens of cities that had been in hand to the Russians for months, and had already managed to make significant progress in previously, before the pace of progress slowed down slightly to become active, a few seconds at the moment it seems.
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