Martial Law in Ukraine – Controversy Begins over Start Date

Further, major disagreements are expected as well

Ukrainian parliament deputies vote in Kiev on February 21, 2014. Ukraine's parliament on Friday voted to return the ex-Soviet country to its 2004 constitution, which limits the president's powers and gives lawmakers the right to appoint key ministers. The constitutional change was supported by 386 deputies in the 450-seat Verkhovna Rada shortly after President Viktor Yanukovych and top opposition leaders signed a deal to end the country's three-month political crisis. AFP PHOTO / GENYA SAVILOV (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV / AFP)
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KIEV, Ukraine – Martial Law in parts of the regions of Ukraine will take effect from the moment the law passed by the Verkhovna Rada comes into force on the eve. On Tuesday, November 27, Parliament Speaker Andrei Paruby spoke on this subject.

There is now presently a controversy surrounding the start date.

“Martial law is introduced and valid from the moment of signing by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the President of Ukraine. While this document is not signed by me, the president and not published in the Voice of Ukraine , the law does not apply. That is, although the decree states 14:00 on the 26th, it will actually become law when it is signed and published, ”the speaker said.

Paruby also said that he intends to sign this law in the morning of November 28. According to him, the law will come into force during the day.

“I think it will most likely be tomorrow during the day. I think that the president will also sign very promptly … From that moment, any actions are carried out, ”he added.

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Recall, the Verkhovna Rada of 26 November adopted a law approving the Presidential Decree “On the introduction of martial law in Ukraine “. The decision was supported by 276 deputies.

According to the decree, which is published on the president’s website, martial law in Ukraine is introduced for a period of 30 days from 14:00 on November 26th. The first present, and minor dispute, revolves around whether this begins on the 26th or 28th.

However, many further and greater disputes surrounding the treatment of opposition parties are what’s really expected.


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