Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Ukraine introduces a state of emergency

 The parliament of Ukraine voted to introduce a state of emergency in the country 30 days from midnight on February 24. The state of emergency was introduced in connection with the threat of aggression from Russia.

It will cover all regions of the country, except for the Lugansk and Donetsk regions in Donbas, as a special legal regime is already in force there.

The state of emergency provides, inter alia, the prohibition of changing the place of residence by reservists and conscripts. It also provides for a ban on the production of informational materials "that could destabilize the situation in the country".

It allows the evacuation of people from dangerous places of residence, and control of citizens' documents is also planned.

If necessary, restrictions on freedom of movement may be introduced, as well as a curfew. 

The heads of the regional authorities are to establish operational headquarters.