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Ukrainian President Wants Martial Law

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko requested the Ukrainian parliament to pass legislation for martial law after Russian warships fired on Ukrainian counterparts in the Sea of Azov.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday he would propose that parliament declare martial law in the country after the Russian military attacked and seized three Ukrainian navy ships in the Black Sea.

Russia Fires On Ukrainian Ships In Sea Of Azov

He said the parliament on Monday could decide whether to approve martial law, which would restrict civil liberties and give state institutions greater power, reported Reuters.

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