Martial law was imposed in ten regions of Ukraine from 14:00, November 26 for 30 days as National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) reported.
“In accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On the approval of the Order of the President of Ukraine "On imposing of the martial law in Ukraine" (#9338) adopted by the parliament on November 26, martial law is imposed in Vinnytsia, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Odesa, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson region as well as in the inland waters of Azov and Kerch waters from 14:00, November 26 until 14:00, December 26, 2018,” the message said.
Earlier the order, which introduces the updated decision of the National Security and Defense Council on the imposing of the martial law, was published by the press service of the President of Ukraine.
The updated decision states that martial law is imposed in Ukraine starting at 14:00, November 26 for 30 days until December 26, 2018.
On November 27, Uryadovy Kuryer (national daily newspaper published by the executive branch of Ukraine) official published the first decision of the NSDC on the imposing of the martial law for 60 days approved by the president. This publication was called a mistake.
It is expected that the updated and adopted by the parliament law will be published by Uryadovy Kuryer on November 28.
The Russians shelled and seized the vessels of the Ukrainian Naval Forces “Berdyansk”, “Nikopol” and “Yany Kapu”, which passed from Odesa (the Black Sea) to Mariupol (the Sea of Azov), moving through Kerch Strait.
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.
The Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft law approving as a whole a presidential decree on the imposition of martial law in Ukraine.