Ukraine security council calls for nationwide emergency

Kiev, Feb 23(UNI): Ukraine’s security council on Wednesday approved plans to declare a state of national emergency in view of the growing threat of an invasion by Russia, Al Jazeera reported.

However, these measures must be formally approved by the parliament and require stepped-up document and vehicle checks among other measures, the council’s secretary Oleksiy Danilov said.


Danilov said he will deliver a report to the country’s parliament and is expected to be approved later in the week. These measures will be applicable to all parts of the country except for its two Russian-backed eastern separatist regions, Donetsk and Luhansk.

The state of emergency would last for 30 days and can be extended for another 30 days, with each of Ukraine’s regions choosing which particular measures to apply there.

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