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Poroshenko administration published Order on imposing of martial law for 30 days

Martial law is imposed in Ukraine starting at 14:00, November 26 for 30 days until December 26, 2018
16:29, 27 November 2018

Presidential Administration press office

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.

Related: Russia begins arrest of Ukrainian sailors detained in Kerch Strait during Azov crisis

On November 27, Uryadovy Kuryer 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.

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.

Related: Ukrainian Navy commander addresses sailors in occupied Crimea

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.

Related: Azov crisis chronology

The Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft law approving as a whole a presidential decree on the imposition of martial law in Ukraine.

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