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Ukraine extends martial law for three months

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Ukraine on Sunday extended martial law for three months through to August 23 as the war with Russia drags on.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy first signed the decree along with a general military mobilization call on February 24 when Russian forces invaded.

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Ukraine’s parliament on Sunday voted by an absolute majority for the third extension of the decree as Russia pursues its offensive targeting the eastern Donbas region.

After failing to take control of the capital Kyiv, Moscow has since March switched its focus to the east of Ukraine.

Read more: Russia claims strikes pound Ukraine’s forces in Donbas and Mykolaiv regions

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