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Keep calm and clean guns: Ukrainian Parliament supports Poroshenko’s bill on martial law

Ukrainian Parliament supported the initiative of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and voted for the Bill

The decision was supported by 258 deputies, Joinfo.ua reports.

The law provides that the presidential decree on introduction of martial law specifies the rationale for the introduction of martial law, as well as the period and territories the martial law is imposed in.

According to the law, the Decree of the Head of State must specify the tasks of the military command, military administration, public authorities, and local self-government on the introduction and implementation of the measures of the legal regime of martial law.

According to the law, in Ukraine or in certain regions where the martial law is imposed, the military command along with the military administration can introduce measures of the legal regime of martial law independently or with the assistance of local authorities.

The measures of the legal regime of martial law include, in particular, enhanced protection of important economic facilities, introduction of labor service for able-bodied persons, expropriation of private property, ban on holding peaceful assemblies and demonstrations, control over operation of telecommunications companies, typographies, publishing houses, cultural institutions, and mass media. Also the measures include establishment a special regime for production and sale of drugs, evacuation of population in the event of a threat to their life or health, removal of the head of any company and organization for improper performance of the duties, internment of citizens of another state threatening to attack or carry out aggression against Ukraine.

Martial law is canceled throughout the territory of Ukraine or in its individual territories in case of elimination of aggression, elimination of its threat or a threat of attack, as well as in case of elimination of the threats to independence and territorial integrity of the country.