President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law approving the Decree "On the introduction of martial law in Ukraine" today. This was reported on Facebook by his press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko.
"President Poroshenko has signed the law approving the decree "On the introduction of martial law in Ukraine", - he wrote.
Earlier today, Presidential Decree No. 392, which enforces the decision of the NSDC on the imposition of martial law in Ukraine for a period of 30 days, was published in Uryadovy Kuryer.
The new decision of the NSDC says that martial law is introduced in Ukraine from 2 p.m. on November 26 (the day before yesterday) for 30 days - until 2 p.m. on December 26, 2018.
As previously reported, on November 25, Ukrainian Berdiansk and Nikopol small armored artillery boats and Yany Kapu tugboat carried out a planned transfer from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol. They were intercepted by four border ships of the Russian Federation near the Kerch Strait, although, according to the Ukrainian Navy, the Russian party was informed about the transfer of the ship crew in advance. In the evening, the ship crew of the Navy of the AFU moved to the exit from the strait. Russian ships began pursuing, then opened fire and seized the Ukrainian ships. According to the Ministry of Defence, six Ukrainian sailors were injured, 23 servicemen were captured.
In the evening of November 26, the Verkhovna Rada imposed martial law in 10 oblasts of Ukraine for 30 days.