‘According to the decision of the National Security and Defense Council, adopted today at night, as a president, as a commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, I have fulfilled my constitutional obligation, and a couple of hours ago I have introduced martial law on the territory of Ukraine starting November 28 at 9 a.m.’ Poroshenko claimed.
Poroshenko added that he would be asking the Parliament to set a time limit for martial law at 30 days and will offer the Verkhovna Rada to appoint presidential elections in 2019 yet in December. The President has also assured that the presidential elections in Ukraine in 2019 will be held in the determined by the government time.
It should be noted that the decision of the NSDC published today proposed to impose the regime of martial law starting November 26 at 2 p.m. and set a time limit for 60 days till January 25.
The President noted that the rights and freedoms of people won’t be affected by the introduction of martial law, however, the document submitted to the Ukrainian Parliament still contains norms of restrictions.
Currently, the Ukrainian Parliament gathered for an emergency meeting to adopt a decision about the introduction of martial law.