Martial law in Ukraine has been extended until the end of May, such a decision was made in the Verkhovna Rada at the suggestion of Zelensky. This regime was extended twice already within two months. Lavrov previously announced the start of a new phase of the operation
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine extended the martial law regime in the country at the suggestion of President Volodymyr Zelensky, the bill card was published in the parliament's electronic database.
The text of the draft law is not available on the website of the Rada.
Deputy Oleksiy Goncharenko specified in Telegram that martial law in Ukraine has been extended for 30 days, until May 25. The same date is given by the Ukrainian portal Hromadske.
Martial law throughout Ukraine was introduced early in the morning on February 24, immediately after Russia launched a military special operation. Zelensky, during his address to the citizens of the country, urged them to remain calm and stay at home, assuring that “the entire security and defense sector” Ukraine continues to work. “Don't panic, we are ready for anything and we will defeat everyone,” — said the Ukrainian leader.
Initially, the martial law regime was designed for 30 days, but in mid-March, the President of Ukraine proposed to extend it for 30 days. On the same day, the Verkhovna Rada approved the relevant bill, Zelensky signed it on March 20.
In addition, along with the declaration of martial law in Ukraine, general mobilization was introduced for a period of 90 days. Reservists and those liable for military service were called up for service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the SBU, the State Border Service and other military formations.
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The decision to launch a special operation was made by President Vladimir Putin; as goals, he defined the protection of civilians in Donbass from “genocide”, “denazification” and the demilitarization of a neighboring state.
From the very beginning of the operation, the Russian Ministry of Defense insists that it strikes only at Ukraine's military infrastructure. At the end of March, the department announced that the main tasks of the operation had been completed, after which the Russian forces could concentrate their efforts to “achieve the main goal” liberation of Donbass. On April 19, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the start of the “next stage” special operations in Ukraine.
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