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President Vladimir Putin introduced martial law in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.

He announced this at a meeting of the Russian Security Council.

Let me remind you that the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions were under martial law before they became part of Russia. And now we need to formalize this regime already within the framework of Russian legislation. Therefore, I signed a decree on the introduction of martial law in these four constituent entities of the Russian Federation,”

Putin said.

According to this document, martial law is introduced in four new regions, since “armed force is used against the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation.”

Martial law will come into effect in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions from midnight on October 20.

The decree also says that Putin instructed the government, in accordance with the proposals of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the FSB, the National Guard and the Main Directorate of Special Programs of the President, within three days, β€œto submit proposals on measures applied in the territories where martial law has been introduced.”

According to Putin, the decree will immediately be sent for approval to the Federation Council.

The Federation Council on October 19 has already held a morning meeting.

At 16:00 Moscow time, as the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said, the Council of the Chamber will be assembled, and at 17:00 the senators will continue the plenary session.

The imposition of martial law means that in the territories:

  • entry, exit and freedom of movement are restricted;

  • the movement of transport is limited and its inspection is allowed;

  • the choice of place of residence is limited;

  • a curfew is introduced;

  • military censorship is introduced – it applies to both postal items and messages transmitted “with the help of telecommunication systems”;

  • telephone conversations will also be monitored;

  • the sale of weapons and alcohol is limited;

  • rallies and strikes are prohibited;

  • the work of foreign and international organizations that undermine the defense and security of Russia is prohibited;

  • citizens can be involved in forced labor for defense purposes, to restore destroyed facilities and to fight fires and epidemics;

  • it is allowed to confiscate property from citizens and organizations that is necessary for defense needs.

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