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25.11.2018
Oleksandr Turchynov: At 24:00, the NSDC of Ukraine will consider the issue of declaring the state of martial law

Today, at 24.00, a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine will be held, at which the issue of declaring the state of martial law will be considered as proposed by the Military Cabinet.

This was stated by Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov after the meeting of the Military Cabinet due to the situation in the Kerch Strait and the attack on Ukrainian warships.

According to the NSDC Secretary, "having heard the report of the Chief of the General Staff and the Minister of Defense about the events in the Kerch Strait, the Military Cabinet stated that Russia's military's attack on the ships of the Ukrainian Naval Forces is nothing but an act of military aggression".

"It is proposed to hold a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to declare the legal state of martial law. The NSDC meeting will be held today at 24:00", - Mr. Turchynov said.


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