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Putin says no plan to declare martial law in Russia

Kremlin says Russia in a 'state of war' in Ukraine
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UPDATE 3/5/2022 – As Russia’s military incursion in Ukraine enters its second week, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he has no plans to declare martial law.


Russian President Putin could declare martial law in Russia, according to social media reports and rumors.

Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine

Martial law could be declared in the Russian Federation on March 4, according to Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine.

“On March 4, both chambers of the Russian parliament will convene for an emergency extraordinary session. As I understand it, the preventive imposition of martial law in Russia is on the agenda. With a total ban on all rallies, disconnection from the outside world, large-scale food and financial restrictions. The evacuation of those who can afford it is now beginning across the country,” he said on Twitter.

Moscow correspondent for The Guardian

Correspondent for The Guardian in Moscow discussed top Russian political analyst comment in a tweet.

“Top Russian political analyst looks at the rumor of the day — could Russia introduce martial law on Friday, giving the government extraordinary powers to do pretty much anything? “Frankly speaking, without wanting to stir things up, I think this scenario is the more logical one.”

NEXTA on rumors of martial law in Russia

NEXTA, an Eastern European media, reported in a tweet: “Ukrainian intelligence also reports that Putin is going to impose martial law in Russia on March 4”

The Kyiv Independent reporter

Illia Ponomarenko, defense reporter with The Kyiv Independent, wrote: “Ukraine’s intelligence says Putin might consider imposing martial law in Russia on March 4. Absolute maniac has pit himself in a death trap with his own stupid lunacy.”

Ukrinform report on martial law in Russia

According to Ukrinform, Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, has confirmed reports that the Russian Federation intends to impose martial law across the country beginning March 4.

“First, this is the data available to our intelligence that from March 4, the Russian Federation is set to indeed impose martial law in the country. I’d like to see how Moscow and St. Petersburg, where there’s a lot of intellegenzia, will react to this, as they understand what is happening in the Russian Federation. Today, if Putin lacks cannon fodder, he can take children he’s drafting into the army to deploy here, into our meat grinder. I don’t understand why he’s doing this,” Danilov stressed, Ukrinform reported.


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