Martial law in Ukraine

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Martial law in Ukraine is a special legal regime imposed in the event of a threat to national security.

The introduction of martial law is proposed by the National Security and Defense Council, approved by the President, and approved by a decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared martial law on 24 February 2022, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Speaking in a televised address to the nation shortly before 7 a.m., he clarified that all able-bodied men from 18–60 years old were not allowed to leave the country as the country began a general mobilization of all reserve forces.[1]

On February 26, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko declared a curfew from 5pm to 8am every day to expose Russian subversives.[2] The curfew was lifted on February 28 after a two-day search for Russian commando forces.[3]

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