PUTIN’S PLAY: Mad Vlad Declares Martial Law in Four Annexed Ukrainian Regions

According to a report from Fox News, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that the regions of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk, and Donetsk in Ukraine were being placed under martial law.

The order will go into effect starting Thursday.

“We are working to solve very difficult large-scale tasks to ensure Russia’s security and safe future, to protect our people,” Putin said in televised remarks at the start of a Security Council meeting. “Those who are on the frontlines or undergoing training at firing ranges and training centers should feel our support and know that they have our big, great country and unified people behind their back.”

From Fox News:

Russia has responded to the explosion on the Crimea bridge with a brutal bombing campaign that has targeted population centers, parks and infrastructure as Ukraine’s cold winter approaches.

Russian drone and missile attacks have destroyed nearly a third of Ukraine’s power stations, but Ukrainian forces continue to gain ground President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced Tuesday.