The proposal of President Volodymyr Zelensky to declare the country a state of emergency was approved by the Ukrainian parliament on Wednesday night.
Zeleski submitted the proposal to declare a state of emergency in the whole territory from tomorrow at midnight and for a period of 30 days, earlier on Wednesday, as the country prepares for a possible large-scale military attack by Russia.
The draft text of the state of emergency envisages a restriction on the movement of recruits in Ukraine.
It also proposes a ban on mass rallies and strikes, introduces checks on personal documents, proposes a traffic ban if necessary, bans the production and distribution of information material that could destabilize the situation, regulates the operation of radio and television stations, and specific rules concerning the use and transmission of information over a computer network.
The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, announced earlier that the whole country will be declared a state of emergency, as from 2014 only the provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk are in similar conditions, according to Reuters.
Pro-Russian separatists have controlled parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces (Lugansk in Russian) since 2014. Russia recognized the two provinces as “independent states” a few days ago, while it will develop its military forces there as a “peacekeeping force”.
Danilov also noted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has nowhere mentioned the country’s ambition to develop nuclear weapons, something that Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed in a recent sermon, calling it a “strategy of “.