“Martial law will last 30 days. It will end in the middle of December. In early December, I will present a draft decision to the Parliament on the date of the presidential elections, which are to be held in compliance with the Constitution on March 31, 2019. As the Commander in Chief, I will take great pains to meet these short deadlines and get maximum of possibilities to increase our readiness to react to a possible large-scale attack of the aggressor state Russia,” Poroshenko said.
It should be noted that the National Security and Defence Council recommended imposing martial law for 60 days till January 25, 2019.
The President has also stated that he introduces martial law from 9 am, November 28.
Poroshenko also stated that the martial law would not concern rights and freedoms of the citizens. Yet, the document presented in the Verkhovna Rada contains some norms on the restrictions.
Now, the Verkhovna Rada conducts an emergency meeting to decide on the imposition of the martial law.