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Checkpoint upon entry to Odesa enhanced with armored vehicles

Such security measures result from imposing martial law
17:52, 5 December 2018

dumskaya

The police have enhanced the security of the entrances to Odesa, as Dumskaya reported citing Main Department of the National Police in Odesa region.

Particularly, the decision was made to assume extra security measures at the checkpoints “Two Columns”, “Dachne” (Odesa-Kyiv highway), and near former plant “Tsentrolit” at Mykolaiv road.

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The armored patrol cars will be placed at the checkpoints besides the police officers with the assault rifles.

The police also denied information that people without passports are not allowed to Odesa.

“The law enforcers stop only suspicious cars, trying not to stop the main flow. The gossips that people without passports cannot come to the city is not true. It is fake,” the message said.

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According to the police, two attempts to break out the police cordons were spotted in Odesa since imposing military law: the drunken drivers did not react to the signs to stop.

Earlier it was reported that the entry of the small vessels to the Black Sea was banned in Odesa city and Odesa region since December 1.

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As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.   

Given the tough situation in the area of Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov, President Petro Poroshenko supported the offer of Ukraine's national security and defense council; it stipulates that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.

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On November 28, the Uriadovy Kurier, the official outlet of the Ukrainian Cabinet, published the presidential decree No.392, which activates the decision of the National Security and Defense Council in Ukraine about the 30-days-long martial law in Ukraine. 

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