Ukraine imposed martial law for a month. The US and NATO expressed support for its positions at Kerch

Today the Parliament of Ukraine has reviewed the proposed yesterday by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the national security Council decree on the introduction of martial law. The occasion was yesterday’s events in the Kerch Strait, when Russian border guards opened fire on the ships of the Ukrainian Navy. Was captured three Ukrainian ship captured 24 sailors, according to different data, three or six of them wounded.

Ukraine imposed martial law for a month. The US and NATO expressed support for its positions at KerchPetro Poroshenko fears the escalation of the conflict and direct invasion of Russian troops

Addressing the Parliament, Petro Poroshenko has paid attention that this time Ukrainians shot Russian military personnel in the Russian form. This means a serious escalation of the conflict. This, according to the Ukrainian leader, a deliberate provocation, with possible further full-scale aggression.

The reaction of the United States and the international community to the events in Kerch

Meanwhile, the situation around yesterday’s events in the Kerch Strait speak policy-representatives of different countries and international organizations. At the request of Ukraine and Russia gathered for a meeting of the UN security Council.

For a first Trump official administration response to Russia’s latest military action against Ukraine, this is surprisingly strong. UN ambassador Nikki Haley accuses Russia of violating international…

— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) November 26, 2018

The U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, anticipating the meeting, wrote in his Twitter: «This is not the way to act in a law abiding civilized nation. A violation of the legitimate transit of Ukraine through the Kerch Strait is a violation of international law. This arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept.»

RT @USUN: “This is no way for a law-abiding civilized nation to act. Impeding Ukraine’s lawful transit through the Kerch Strait is a violation under international law. It is an arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept.”

— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 26, 2018

Today, the security Council only listened to the parties, without taking any decisions. Russia through its representative accused Ukraine of deliberate provocation, and the United States in connivance of Kiev.

«Russia hits Ukrainian ship, in a peaceful way in the direction of the Ukrainian port. Russia seizing the ships and crew, and then accuses Ukraine of provocations???», — perplexed in Twitter these words the special representative of the United States in the Affairs Kurt Volker.

Russia rams Ukrainian vessel peacefully traveling toward a Ukrainian port. Russia seizes ships and crew and then accuses Ukraine of provocation???

— Kurt Volker (@SpecRepUkraine) November 26, 2018

Finally, its weighty word said, and the Dollar grew almost by one ruble in the foreign exchange market.

In Brussels was held the meeting of the Commission Ukraine NATO. Speaking to reporters, the head of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg said that all NATO allies expressed their full support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine: «We have seen that Russia has used military force against Ukraine in an open and direct way. There is no reason for the use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel, so we call on Russia to immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships, which they seized yesterday,» and added that NATO is monitoring the situation closely, so Russia must understand that its actions will have consequences.

Press conference by #NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the NATO-#Ukraine Commission#Russia

— Oden (@Gjallarhornet) November 26, 2018

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland was one of the first of heads of diplomatic departments responded to the fire in the Azov sea: «Canada condemns the Russian aggression against Ukraine in Kerch. We call on Russia to immediately deescalate the situation, the release of captured vessels and to permit freedom of passage. Canada has consistently supported the sovereignty of Ukraine».

Canada condemns Russian aggression towards #Ukraine in the #KerchStrait. We call on #Russia to immediately de-escalate, release the captured vessels, and allow for freedom of passage. Canada is unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.

— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) November 26, 2018

A long silence Donald trump initially alarmed many, but finally a US President spoke of the situation in the Kerch camera CNN: «We don’t like what’s happening between Ukraine and Russia. And Europe does not like it».

Frames Trump Russia’s aggression in Ukraine as a #bothsides of the issue: «We don’t like what’s happening either way. We don’t like what’s happening.»

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 26, 2018

What do you mean «martial law» in Ukraine

Martial law in Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson, Zaporozhye, Lugansk, Donetsk, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Vinnytsia regions and inland waters of the Kerch area. It is the regions directly bordering with Russia, and Odessa, located near the unrecognized Transnistrian Republic, which is stationed a large Russian military group.

Ukraine imposed martial law for a month. The US and NATO expressed support for its positions at KerchPoroshenko gives additional powers to the military in 10 regions of Ukraine

To the aforesaid territories military command gets expanded powers.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, the military now have the right to impose curfews, establish a special regime of entry and exit to the settlements, to restrict the freedom of movement of citizens, as well as the movement of vehicles, to check documents, and if necessary, inspect their belongings, transport, baggage and cargo, premises and property of citizens. The military will be able to ban mass actions and strikes. If necessary, the law allows the army to forcibly dispose of property under private or municipal property, to confiscate the property of state enterprises, state economic associations, for the needs of the state.

Martial law is introduced from 9:00 27 Nov 2018. It does not mean the mobilization of reservists, however, will be carried out preparatory work with the military reserve «first stage».

Ukraine imposed martial law for a month. The US and NATO expressed support for its positions at KerchThe military situation does not negate the election

In order to remove all political rumors, the Ukrainian Parliament today voted for the appointment of elections to March 31, 2019, thus refuting the views of political opponents of Poroshenko about his desire to use martial law to delay elections.