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Poroshenko puts in force decision on introduction of martial law in Ukraine

According to the National Security and Defense Council decision, the President was offered to introduce a martial law from 2 p.m. on November 26, 2018, until 2 p.m. on January 25, 2019
15:52, 26 November 2018
Press Service of the President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed an order on the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to impose a martial law in Ukraine, reads to the order of the President published on the website of the Presidential Administration.

‘From November 26, 2018, the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC, - Ed.) of Ukraine on emergency measures to ensure the state sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and the introduction of martial law in Ukraine,’ reads the order.

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According to the NSDC decision, the President was offered to introduce a martial law from 2 p.m. on November 26, 2018, until 2 p.m. on January 25, 2019.

It is noted that the martial law is being introduced for opposing the armed aggression and provision of the national security and lifting threats of the state independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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The decision of the NSDC introduced by the President is also providing a number of necessary actions for governmental organizations and agencies:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is commissioned to appeal the countries, which have signed the Memorandum on security assurances in connection with the accession of Ukraine to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of December 5, 1994, with a proposition to immediately organize consultations on the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine;

- to immediately initiate the convening of the UN Security Council and Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe;

- to organize consultations for the President of Ukraine and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine with the leaders of the ally and partner governments, the European Union, the leadership of the UN, OSCE and other international organizations.

The Ministry is also commissioned to create an information campaign for the leadership of governments about Russian aggression.

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The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to urgently define the mobilization plan of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in particular, the volumes of conscripts kept in reserve.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is commissioned to provide the President with suggestions on the introduction into force the documents on the use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations.

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- to organize the air defense of Ukraine in order to cover important state facilities, industrial areas, administrative centers of the state and the groups of troops (forces) from air strikes. 

-to submit for the consideration of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine proposals on the involvement of other military formations and law enforcement agencies in the implementation of measures of the legal regime of the martial law.

-to envisage measures for partial mobilization, to form and hold training with the reservists of the operational reserve in the required volumes.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service of Ukraine are commissioned to take urgent measures, in order to maintain a public order, protection, and defense of important infrastructure facilities, protection of foreign diplomatic missions.

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The Security Service of Ukraine needs to take measures to enhance counter-intelligence, anti-terrorism and counter-sabotage regimes, and information security.

The Security Service of Ukraine, the Administration of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine and the other facilities for cybersecurity to take measures to ensure cybersecurity.

The Administrations of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has to reinforce the protection of the state border with the Russian Federation and the administrative border with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

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