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Putin declares martial law in annexed areas: What you should know | Russia-Ukraine war News

The Russian President’s decree imposing martial law in four ‘annexed’ regions of Ukraine means more restrictions, security measures. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree imposing martial law in four “annexed” regions of Ukraine – Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson. Putin’s decree, announced on Wednesday, also gave additional power to authorities in Russian border […]

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War Is an Ecological Disaster—but Ukraine Can Build Back Greener

Wartime contamination is happening indirectly as well, Denisov says. During normal operations, coal mines in Donbas, for instance, have to pump water out to keep from flooding. But when the war interrupted that, rising water levels corrupted local stocks of groundwater. That’s not to mention the extensive damage to water infrastructure itself, which has cut […]

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How Iodine Pills Can—and Can’t—Help Against Radiation

As unease about Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling grows, along with concerns about the safety of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, officials in Kyiv are distributing iodine pills to help protect residents against potential radiation exposure. In neighboring Poland, the government is also making free iodine tablets available. Likewise, in Finland, pharmacies are running out of the […]

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 235 | Russia-Ukraine war News

Here is the situation as it stands on Sunday, October 16. Fighting At least 11 people were shot dead at a Russian military training ground in the city of Belgorod, near the border with Ukraine, RIA news agency cited the ministry of defence as saying, adding that 15 others were wounded. Ukrainian forces shelled damaged […]

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High stakes gamble: Putin’s tactical nuclear options | Russia-Ukraine war News

Since February’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces have suffered setback after setback on the battlefield, leaving President Vladimir Putin fewer choices if Russia wants to extract itself from what increasingly looks like defeat. Every major Russian setback triggers heated global discussion on whether Putin will resort to using tactical nuclear weapons in order to reverse […]

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Russia to evacuate Kherson residents as Ukrainian forces advance | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia says it will help residents evacuate a Ukrainian region it has “annexed” in a new sign Kyiv’s counteroffensive is advancing and Moscow is losing its grip on occupied territory. “The government took the decision to organise assistance for the departure of residents of the [Kherson] region,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said on […]

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‘Dilemma for the Russians’ after surrendering key Ukraine city | Russia-Ukraine war News

The recapture of Lyman city in the east – in territory recently annexed by Moscow – raises questions about how Russia can hold surrounding areas with supply routes severed. Questions about Russia’s faltering military operation in Ukraine continue to be raised as Kyiv announced it was in full control of the key eastern city of […]

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 219 | Russia-Ukraine war News

Here is the situation as it stands on Friday, September 30. Annexation Russian President Vladimir Putin took the intermediary step of signing decrees declaring the “independence” of the partially occupied Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporizhia. The two regions are set to be incorporated into Russia along with the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk […]

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Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos | Russia-Ukraine war News

The Kremlin says no decision has been taken on whether to seal Russia’s borders to stop an exodus of military-aged men fleeing the country after days of chaotic scenes during partial mobilisation for its war in Ukraine. Asked on Monday about the prospect of the border being shut, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: “I don’t […]

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Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavriil Grigorov | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the […]

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