Criminal rate in regions affected by martial law decreased, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

‘Order and security on the streets of our regional centers and in Kyiv have increased,’ the Head of the state assures
15:27, 26 December 2018
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed that the criminal rate decreased by a quarter in ten regions where the martial law was imposed. He claimed this at the session of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine while declaring the termination of the martial law, reports 112 Ukraine. 

‘Here's an interesting thing: the martial law, which was active in ten regions for last month... I think Arsen Borysovych (Avakov, - will confirm that 26 percent less crimes have been recorded than usual. Order and security on the streets of our regional centers and in Kyiv have increased,’ the President said. 

Related: 1,650 Russians were not allowed to enter Ukraine during martial law period

Having said that, Poroshenko noted that more illegal weapons and offenders are found over the period. ‘They are now being brought to justice,’ the President explained. 

Today, December 26, martial law is over in ten regions of Ukraine. 

Earlier, we reported that the legal regime of martial law in ten regions of Ukraine ends on Wednesday, December 26.  

Related: Legal regime of martial law in ten regions of Ukraine over

Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine imposed the martial law in ten regions across the country on November 26. On the same day, the Ukrainian Parliament passed the law that enacts the president's decree. Thus, the martial law lasted for 30 days.   

The reason to impose the martial law was the crisis in the Kerch Strait, in the Sea of Azov. The Russian Navy attacked the Ukrainian vessels, damaged them and captured the crews, 24 Ukrainian sailors. Currently, the captured men are at remand centers in Moscow. 

Related: How Russian aggression and martial law strike Ukraine's ports in Sea of Azov

According to the respective acts, the martial law was imposed in Vinnytsia, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Odesa, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Kherson, Donetsk and Zaporizhya region, as well as in the domestic waters of the Sea of Azov. 

In case of necessity, the martial law foresaw certain limitations of rights and freedoms of citizens; however, the President promised that these measures would only take place if the situation escalated. Later, Poroshenko said the legal regime of the martial law would not be extended, if no full-scale Russian invasion took place.

Related: Russia uses Ukrainians for inciting panic on socials due to martial law introduction

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