Poroshenko explained the need for martial law in Ukraine
It is introduced for 30 days, so as not to hinder the presidential elections on 31 March 2019.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in an address to Ukrainians declared that the military situation in the country is introduced for a period of 60 days, as previously expected, but for 30 days so as not to hamper the preparations for the presidential elections on 31 March 2019. In addition, he stated that he does not intend to use martial law to restrict civil liberties.
The newsmeans That the introduction of martial law in Ukraine
According to the law of Ukraine “On legal regime of martial law” during martial law can’t be elections at all levels, but can prohibit peaceful gatherings, rallies, demonstrations and other events. If the powers of the President of Ukraine over during martial law, “his powers continue until the inauguration of the newly elected President of Ukraine, elected after the lifting of martial law”.
Under clause 2, article 17 of the law “On elections of President of Ukraine”, the Verkhovna Rada to appoint elections not later than 100 days before election day and the election process starts 90 days before election day. In accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and taking into account the date of the previous elections, the presidential elections in Ukraine should be 31 March 2019. Thus, in the case of the introduction of martial law in 60 days — until January 25-from this date to 31 March will be only 65 days. This raises the question of the postponement of the presidential elections.
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