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Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council may consider imposition of martial law due to situation in Donbas

If the situation in the country's east continues to deteriorate, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine may consider the imposition of martial law, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov has said.
Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council may consider imposition of martial law due to situation in Donbas

“If these dangerous trends continue in Ukraine, we will take all necessary measures to protect the integrity of our country and safety of its citizens up to including into the agenda of the NSDC of the issue of the introduction of martial law,” the NSDC’s press service quoted Turchynov as saying on Tuesday, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

It should be recalled that on July 18, 7 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 14 were wounded in action in eastern Ukraine, according to the report of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters. The Russia-backed militants have recently sharply increased number of attacks on positions of the Ukrainian army along the boundary line in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.