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Law 9338 of 2018 on the state of war in Ukraine

Chairman Petro Poroshenko signed a bill number 9338 today, November 28, which intends to introduce the war situation in Ukraine.

Now the document has to be published with government publications, and then the war situation officially works in Ukraine.

See also: The introduction of a state of war in Ukraine: what it changes in Ukrainian life

According to the presidential decree, the state of war will last for 30 days – from noon. 14:00 26 December until 14:00 on December 26th.

Note: Members adopted this bill on 26 November. The war laws will operate in the territory of 10 regions: Vinnitsa, Lugansk, Donetsk, Nikolaev, Odessa, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Kherson, Zaporizhia, as well as in the inland waters of the Azov-Kerch water area.

Where the state of war is entered: the map

Recall that on November 25, Russia used open aggression in the Azov Sea. The Russian ferry boat drove Ukraine's military train, which resulted in wounding 6 Ukrainian soldiers. Then Russia seized three Ukrainian ships.

A meeting of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council took place on the night of November 26, in which they discussed the possible introduction of war conditions in Ukraine in connection with the intensification of the conflict in the Azov Sea. On November 26, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko endorsed the proposal of the military committee on the introduction of a state of war. This issue was also supported by the extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada.

Petro Poroshenko said that the state of war will not in any way affect the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens, but mainly relates to various military measures that, in the event of an invasion, will allow the rapid mobilization of all resources. But NSDC secretary Oleksandr Turchinov stressed that certain restrictions would be imposed on Ukrainian citizens in the event of escalation and intensification of the Kremlin's aggression.

What is the state of war?
It is not a declaration of war, but a special legal regime introduced in Ukraine or some of its places in the event of armed aggression against Ukraine, attacks on it, and if there is a threat to the independence and territorial integrity of the country. The legal basis for the implementation of the war is the Ukrainian Constitution, the Ukrainian Law "On the Legal Status of War", as well as the Presidential Decree. In order for the decision of the NSDC to come into force, it must be voted on by the Verkhovna Rada. Legislation on the legal status of a war situation provides for several provisions on the transfer of citizens' rights and freedoms, but not all of them will definitely be implemented. The Presidential Decree should include an exhaustive list of human and civil rights and freedoms that are limited and restricted during the war.

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