Poroshenko explained the decision on martial law

Порошенко объяснил решение о военном положении

Poroshenko told reporters on the introduction of martial law in the country

After the incident in the Azov sea APU required tools in case of a ground invasion of Russia, the President noted.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the necessity to introduce in Ukraine martial law due to the threat of full-scale war with Russia. He stated this on Tuesday, November 27, in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels.

The head of state noted that his words are confirmed by the increase of military presence of Russia near the Ukrainian border.

“I want nobody thought it was fun or toys. Ukraine is under the threat of full-scale war with the Russian Federation”, − said Poroshenko.

During the interview, the President also showed the data of the Ukrainian intelligence snapshot taken in September and October. To them, he said, depict a Russian military base 18 km from the Ukrainian border.

“As you can see, the number of tanks on bases, which are located along our borders has increased three times. Why they were relocated?”, – said the head of state.

He also added that significantly increased the number of units that have been redeployed along the border with Ukraine, and to justify this position about carrying out of military exercises is impossible.

I may materials rosuva difference that sputnikov snimki. TSE snimki Russian military bazi, Yak of rostkoviana 18 km from our border. For 17 September and 24 September. TSE all tanks. TSE October. Number tanks on the bases, that restalaan usdeur our cordon zrosla VTEC. pic.twitter.com/bk2JEdXQw7

— Petro Poroshenko (@Poroshenko) on 27 November 2018.

We will remind, Poroshenko also assured that the President’s powers will not be extended in connection with the imposition of martial law.

As reported Корреспондент.net, 26 November the Verkhovna Rada 276 votes supported the presidential decree On introduction of martial law in Ukraine.

According to the decision of the head of state, the military situation in Ukraine introduced for a period of 30 days from 14.00 on 26 November in ten regions of Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Donetsk, Zaporozhye and Kherson.

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