News Wire | Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022

Putin Declares Martial Law in Four Illegally Annexed Regions of Ukraine

By Leo Sands, Kelly Kasulis Cho & Isabelle Khurshudyan | The Washington Post

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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UAE Relied on Expertise of Retired U.S. Troops to Beef Up Its Military

By Craig Whitlock & Nate Jones | The Washington Post

Retired Gen. Jim Mattis and others guided the UAE as it intervened in regional civil wars and U.S. politics.

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