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Poroshenko announces redeployment of units at Ukrainian state border

Ukraine’s president will attend one site personally on November 3
14:32, 3 December 2018

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko
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The protection of the state border with Russia and the administrative border with occupied Crimea will be strengthened during the martial law state. One of such measures will be conducted on November 3. This was announced by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a speech at the forum “70 years of the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights: an Agenda for Ukraine,” broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

 “All the opportunities martial law gives to the authorities will be used to strengthen the state border with Russia and the administrative border with Crimea. The combat coordination of the brigades in camps will be shortened. Today, I will be present as the President and the Commander-In-Chief at one of these events. There will be drills and redeployment of units to strengthen border defense, and training of the immediate reserve forces will be held in regions under martial law,” he said.

At the same time, Poroshenko added that the protection of critical infrastructure, primarily nuclear and hydroelectric power stations, will also be enhanced; all necessary measures on strengthening the air defense were taken.

The president once again reminded that the martial law is a preventive measure for a period of 30 days, and it was introduced to prevent aggression and minimize its consequences "for the sake of protection of the most important right – the human right to life".

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Poroshenko expressed hope that Ukraine will be able to cope using the listed measures and will not prolong the martial law.

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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