Russian President Vladimir Putin has just signed a law imposing martial law in four Ukrainian regions that the Kremlin says it has annexed. These regions are not entirely under Kremlin control, and Ukrainian forces have regained control of several of them. Kremlin leaders have warned that they could face a counter-offensive from the Ukrainians. They are now trying to scare residents into fleeing. (Also Read: Ukraine: The Current Situation is Very Bad)
Russian-installed officials in Kherson urged people to flee.
Residents of Kherson, Ukraine, have been urged to leave the region by Russian-installed officials. The city is located along the Dnipro river, one of Ukraine’s main defense lines. The Russians, who took over the government, said that people who wanted to leave would get free housing and transportation.
The city has been largely evacuated by civilians after Russian-installed officials urged residents to flee. However, Ukrainian regional officials said the Russian-installed officials’ calls to leave are tantamount to deportation. It’s still not clear if the city will be taken back by the counteroffensive or not.
The situation in Melitopol is not improving and the number of people who want to leave is rising. However, the Russians are refusing to let them go. The town was once home to over 150,000 people, but has been under Russian control since March. Military experts think that the next places the Ukrainian army will go after are Melitopol and Berdyansk.
The Kherson city administration has also been forced to evacuate Red Square after the annexation. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military has destroyed 223 Shahed-136 kamikaze drones since September 13. These strikes were carried out by Russian-installed officials in Kherson. The Kherson counteroffensive is now moving to the southern front.
The situation in Ukraine has been increasingly tense since the Russian military invaded Crimea and Ukraine. The country has sought to balance its ties with Moscow and the West. Its leader, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has publicly disagreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Ukraine, and he has promised the safety of Russian citizens who fled to Kazakhstan after the military call-up in September.
They said they were preparing to defend the city against Ukrainian soldiers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared martial law in four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine. He has also instructed the government to form a special coordinating council to aid the military in the war against Ukraine. This order is a further step in the escalation of the conflict. Since September, the Russian military has lost a lot of ground in the war with Ukrainian forces.
The military action against Ukraine has left people and property vulnerable. The Russian military is using drones, rockets, and heavy artillery to strike Ukraine’s southeastern regions. The military has also targeted energy facilities. The situation has prompted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to state that the country had no reason to maintain a diplomatic presence in the West. European countries have also imposed severe economic sanctions on Russia. In addition, some countries have expelled Russian diplomats because of accusations of spying.
The Kremlin-installed chief in Kherson has called on local residents to leave the region as a “propaganda show.” Meanwhile, the head of the presidential office of Ukraine has said that the attacks on Ukrainian cities are being carried out by Russian terrorists.
They said they were preparing to retake the city.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared martial law in four Ukrainian regions, giving Russia greater control over them. The four regions are currently occupied by Ukrainian forces, but Putin’s decree would give Russia more control over them. The decree will be sent to the Federation Council for approval, and the State Duma will be notified.
The Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is located in southern Ukraine. The Ukraine’s military has been attempting to recapture the plant but was repelled by Russian-installed forces. The battle lasted for several hours. The mercenaries have been building a fortified line of defence in the area.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin-installed chief of Kherson has issued an emergency call for civilians to leave the area, citing an imminent Ukrainian attack. The Russian forces in Kherson have been driven back 20 to 30 km in recent weeks, and are now in danger of being pinned against the western bank of the Dnipro River, which cuts through Ukraine. In the early days of the invasion, the Russians occupied Kherson. Today, it remains the only large Ukrainian city that is still intact.
The Russian military has recently launched air strikes on several regions of Ukraine, including the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The strikes were allegedly revenge for the explosion of a bridge in Crimea. While Ukraine has denied responsibility for the explosion, the United States, Britain, and France are raising the issue of alleged Iranian arms transfers to Russia. The Russians have not yet claimed responsibility for the explosion, but have vowed to avenge the blast.
They said they were trying to scare residents into fleeing.
President Vladimir Putin has declared martial law in four annexed regions of Ukraine. The move comes after weeks of intense conflict between Russia and the Ukrainian military. Over the past week, Russian forces have launched waves of missiles and “kamikaze” drone strikes throughout the country, killing civilians and damaging critical infrastructure.
The move comes after four regions held controversial referendums on joining Russia, despite opposition from Ukraine and the international community. Many residents alleged that intimidation was used during the voting process and that the result was predetermined. Still, Putin went ahead with the annexation of the four regions in late September. He has also ordered wartime measures in these regions, some of which are bordering Ukraine. Some of these regions have become staging areas for Russian airstrikes against Ukraine.
In the annexed regions of Ukraine, there is a new Russian commander, dubbed “General Armageddon,” who has acknowledged that the Russian military is under pressure from Ukrainian offensives in the region. These offensives are retaking areas that Moscow says it annexed “forever.”
Residents of Kherson have been evacuated by boat, and some people have been seen on Russian state television. According to the head of Ukraine’s president’s office, the Russian military is staging a propaganda show to scare the local population. Meanwhile, a Kremlin-installed chief in Kherson urged civilians to evacuate the city. As a result, many people have fled the city, and tens of thousands more are expected to leave in the next six days. Meanwhile, some regions of Russia have offered to accept refugees. Buses have been promised to take them to Russia.
Russian airstrikes continue to target Ukraine’s infrastructure and civilians in Kherson, and military officials have warned that more strikes will come. The situation in Kherson is particularly tense, as Ukrainian forces advance on Russian positions. Local Russian-installed officials have been warning against retreating from Kherson and retaking the region. (Also Read: U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss Apologizes for Government Mistakes)