According to Yatsenyuk, there is no need to introduce martial law under as long as the ceasefire and the negotiation process continue, the EU and the USA support the peace plan, and Russia adheres to it. "But if this truce ends like all previous ones did, and not only in Ukraine, we will have no other option," Prime Minister said.
Yatsenyuk believes that the key advantage of the martial law state will be complete readjustment of the economy to a war footing, while the downside might be perception of the move by Western partners as inhibiting the negotiations aimed at a non-military resolution. Earlier, in Minsk, the Ukraine-Russia-OSCE Trilateral Contact Group signed ceasefire protocol that came into effect at 06:00 p.m. on September 5 with the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic .
In this regard, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered ATO forces in Donbas to cease hostilities from 06:00 pm last Friday.