Ukraine president decrees martial law, parliament has to approve

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a meeting with members of the National Security Council in Kiev, Ukraine November 26, 2018. Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday to introduce martial law for 60 days, a statement on his website said, though it needs parliamentary approval to come into force. The decision came a day after Russia fired at and captured three Ukrainian vessels, triggering a sharp escalation in tensions between […]

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