Putin decided to impose "martial law" on the occupied territories of Ukraine

Putin decided to impose “martial law” on the occupied territories of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to introduce “martial law” in the occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions of Ukraine.

He made such a statement during a meeting of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, according to Russian mass media.

“On October 20, 2022, from zero hours, introduce martial law in the territories of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”, “Luhansk People’s Republic”, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions”says the illegal decree.

The document also states that “if necessary, other measures provided for by the Federal Constitutional Law of January 30, 2002 No. 1-FKZ “On Martial Law” may be applied in Russia during martial law.

As Putin stated, in these territories “before the entry into Russia, the regime of martial law operated”: “Now we need to formalize this regime within the framework of Russian legislation. Therefore, I signed the decree on the introduction of martial law in these four subjects of Russia”.

“Kyiv regime, as you know, refused to recognize the will and choice of the people, rejects any proposals for negotiations. On the contrary, shelling continues, peaceful people are dying.”he added.

What does martial law mean under Russian law


– introduce military censorship of dispatches and messages, monitor telephone conversations

– to detain citizens and vehicles for a maximum of 30 days

– strengthen the protection of public order and the protection of military, important state and special facilities

– enter a curfew

– to prohibit or limit the departure of citizens outside the region

– to use mass media for defense purposes

– arrange a personal inspection of citizens, their belongings, housing and vehicles

– to seize property necessary for defense needs from organizations and citizens with payment of its value

– to involve citizens in carrying out work for the needs of defense, in the restoration of destroyed life support systems, in participation in the fight against fires.

Putin’s press secretary Dmytro Peskov has already stated that there are “no plans to close” the borders in the occupied regions.

We will remind you that on October 5, Putin signed “laws” on the annexation of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions of Ukraine.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyi passed a decision of the National Security Council on the impossibility of negotiations with Putin. How the president’s position on this issue changed – on the “Word and Deed” infographic.

According to media reports, Russia now wants to negotiate a temporary ceasefire with Ukraine. The Kremlin hopes to use this time to prepare for a new “full-scale offensive” in February-March 2023.

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