Vladimir Putin Declares Martial Law In Annexed Regions

Decree will go into effect Thursday

  • On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared martial law in the four regions of Ukraine annexed by Moscow.
  • Though Putin did not spell out details, law enforcement agencies will submit specific proposals on steps to be taken under the decree and the regions will stand up territorial defenses.
  • Putin also gave additional emergency powers to the heads of every region in Russia, though refrained from providing additional details.