Ukraine's NSDC secretary: State needs martial law

Mon, 26.11.2018 11:49

Russian military units began preparations along the northern, eastern, and southern borders of Ukraine. Such statement was voiced by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov.

He noted that this attack is a first open act of aggression by Russia despite 4 years of hybrid war.  

During a meeting of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine in Kyiv overnight Monday, Turchynov noted that over the past five years, Russia had been waging a hybrid war against Ukraine, but for the first time they had openly attacked the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

According to the NSDC secretary, the aggression used to be hidden as Russia employed troops without insignia.

“We see that today the military units of the Armed Forces and the FSB of the Russian Federation attacked our Navy, firing to kill. That is why we are talking about the danger of provocations not only in the Black and Azov Seas, but also on land. We see the active preparations are underway of the Russian military units along our northern, eastern, and southern borders,” said Turchynov.

That is exactly why the decision needs to be taken on the introduction of martial law in Ukraine, Turchynov believes.

As earlier reported, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council announced the decision to introduce martial law in Ukraine and to appeal to the Verkhovna Rada to consider the move at an extraordinary meeting.

Recently russian forces began a shelling of ukrainian naval boats.

Source: UNIAN

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