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Putin declares martial law in seized Ukrainian regions

KYIV/MIKOLAIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin introduced martial law on Wednesday in four Ukrainian regions he says are part of Russia as some residents of the Russian-held city of Kherson left by boat after Moscow warned of a looming assault. The images of people fleeing Kherson were broadcast by Russian state TV which portrayed …

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Russia launches biggest air strikes since start of Ukraine war in revenge for Crimea bridge

KYIV (Reuters) – Russia launched its most widespread air strikes since the start of the Ukraine war on Monday, raining cruise missiles on busy cities during rush hour and knocking out power and heat, in what President Vladimir Putin called revenge for a blown up bridge. Missiles tore into busy intersections, parks and tourist sites …

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Biden says Putin’s nuclear threat brings risk of ‘Armageddon’

NEW YORK/KYIV – Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine has brought the world closer to “Armageddon” than at any time since the Cold-War Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. President Joe Biden said. Putin celebrated his 70th birthday to fawning praise from some officials. But with his seven-month invasion unravelling, public events …

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