Ukraine lifts martial law

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday the expiry of the martial law he proposed on November 25 in parts of Ukraine following the incident with the Russian navy in the Kerch Strait .

The head of state, who was speaking before the national security council, announced in recent days that he did not intend to extend this state of emergency beyond the 30-day period approved by Parliament. .

Martial law applied to certain areas of Ukraine since the capture by the Russian navy of three Ukrainian warships and their crews in the Kerch Strait, between Crimea and southern Russia, which control access at the sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov.

Ukrainian and Russian ports border this extension of the Black Sea.

Martial law prohibited, among other things, any Russian male citizen of combat age from entering Ukrainian territory and also strengthened security on strategic sites (nuclear power stations, ports on the Black Sea).