Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko (File photo)
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko (File photo)

Martial law lifted in Ukraine

ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2018 07:16 IST

Kiev [Ukraine], Dec 27 (ANI): Martial Law was lifted in Ukraine on Wednesday, a month after Russia seized three of its naval ships in the Kerch Strait last month, announced President Petro Poroshenko.
An emergency was imposed in 10 regions of Ukraine along the Black Sea and Ukraine's borders with Moldova and Russia, reported Euronews.
Martial Law had prohibited Russian men of combat age from entering the country. It also allowed the authorities to ban public gatherings and put security forces, including reservists, on high alert.
Sanctions against Russia are in talks in Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, stated Poroshenko.
Tense relations have prevailed between Russia and Ukraine since November 25, when Russia impounded two small gunboats and one tugboat belonging to Ukraine, along with the detaining the Ukrainian crew on board. Russia has since stated that Ukraine provoked the country by crossing the Russian maritime border despite Russia's warning to stop.
Both the European Union and the United States have supported Ukraine amid the row and have slammed Russia while calling for the immediate release of the detained crewmen. (ANI)

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