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 Yatsenyuk Admits Possibility of Imposing Martial Law in Donbas


Prime Minister Yatsenyuk leaves open the possibility of implementing martial law if hostilities resume in Donbas.

Ukrainian Prime Minister stated this in hisinterview with 24th channel, Censor.NET reports citing RBK-Ukraine.

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According to Yatsenyuk, there is no need to introducemartial law under as long as the ceasefire and the negotiationprocess continue, the EU and the USA support the peace plan, andRussia adheres to it. "But if this truce ends like all previousones did, and not only in Ukraine, we will have no other option,"Prime Minister said.

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Yatsenyuk believes that the key advantage of the martiallaw state will be complete readjustment of the economy to a warfooting, while the downside might be perception of the moveby Western partners as inhibiting the negotiationsaimed at a non-military resolution. Earlier, inMinsk, the Ukraine-Russia-OSCE Trilateral Contact Groupsigned ceasefire protocol that came intoeffect at 06:00 p.m. on September 5 with the leaders of theself-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People'sRepublic .

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In this regard,President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered ATO forces in Donbasto cease hostilities from 06:00 pm last Friday.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n301602