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 Parliament’s national security committee backs martial law introduction

The Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security and Defense discussed and expressed support to the bill endorsing the presidential decree to introducing martial law in the country.

As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, the relevant decision was taken unanimously at today's extraordinary meeting.

The committee members agreed to request the Prosecutor General’s Office and the SBU Security Service to bring to justice those who claimed that it was Ukraine that aggressed. The names of Portnov and Medvedchuk were mentioned in this regard.

Committee secretary Ivan Vinnyk also stressed after the meeting that martial law has nothing to do with a declaration of war.

As reported, three Ukrainian vessels remain seized by Russian special forces in the Black Sea after fire was opened on them. Two Ukrainian boats Berdiansk and Nikopol were struck by enemy fire and lost their course. The Yanu Kapu tugboat was also forced to stop. At least six Ukrainian servicemen were wounded.

President Petro Poroshenko held a War Cabinet due to extraordinary events in the Azov Sea. Ukraine asked for a meeting of the UN Security Council to be urgently convened.

During an emergency meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, Poroshenko supported the proposal of the War Cabinet regarding the introduction of martial law in Ukraine.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3098959