Information of the Press service of the NSDC of Ukraine on the time, duration and borders of the territories where martial law is imposed
According to the proposals of
the Military Cabinet, a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of
Ukraine took place at 00:00 on November 26; the decision "Regarding
extraordinary measures on ensuring the state sovereignty and independence of
Ukraine and the imposition of martial law in Ukraine" was approved at the
meeting. The NSDC of Ukraine submitted the proposal to the President of Ukraine
to invoke martial law for two months starting from 14:00 on November 26, 2018
(until 14:00 on January 26, 2019). The corresponding Decree of the President of
Ukraine was introduced to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on November 26.
After discussions and
consultations in the Parliament, the President of Ukraine made a decision to
reduce the duration of martial law to 30 days and publicly informed citizens
of Ukraine about this.
The NSDC decision of November
26, 2018, supported the initiative of the President of Ukraine and amended the
previous decision. In this regard, a new Presidential Decree ¹ 392/2018
on the imposition of
martial law for 30 days was prepared (from 14:00 on November 26 till 14:00 on
December 26, 2018).
While discussing the Law of
Ukraine "On the Approval of the Decree of the President of Ukraine "On the
Imposition of Martial Law in Ukraine" (¹9338) Petro Poroshenko agreed to limit
the application of the Decree to ten regions, as stated in his speech in the
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The law initiated by the
President of Ukraine, with his proposals taken into account, was supported by
276 people's deputies.
Therefore, according to the Law of Ukraine "On
the Approval of the Decree of the President of Ukraine "On the Imposition of
Martial Law in Ukraine" (¹9338), adopted by the Parliament on November 26,
martial law in Ukraine was introduced in Vinnitsa, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Sumy,
Odesa, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson regions, as well
as in inland waters of the Azov-Kerch area from 14:00 on November 26 till 14:00
on December 26, 2018.