According to the presidential press office, by his decree, the head of state decided to put into effect the NSDC decision of Nov. 26, 2018 "Regarding extraordinary measures on ensuring the state sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and the introduction of martial law in Ukraine," Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.
"To propose that the President of Ukraine declare martial law in Ukraine for a period of 60 days from 2 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2018 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2019," reads the NSDC decision.
On Nov. 25, Russian ships opened fire on three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait and then seized them. According to the latest data, six Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the attack.
In this regard, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council proposed that President Poroshenko declare martial law for 60 days.
Poroshenko supported the introduction of martial law due to the Russian attack on Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait and asked the Verkhovna Rada to back a respective decision.