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Russian President Vladimir Putin said martial law will be introduced across four regions of eastern Ukraine, which Moscow annexed in staged referendums last month despite not fully controlling these areas either politically or militarily. The move signals an intensifying effort to achieve his military objectives amid continuing airstrikes on infrastructure targets.
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