Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk announced during a visiting session of the Government at the State Emergency Service of Ukraine on Monday, January 26, Censor.NET reports citing the Cabinet of Ministers press service.
"Pursuant to the Code of Civil Defence of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted a decision to declare the emergency regime at the state level. The Ukrainian Government approved a decision to introduce the state of emergency on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions", stressed the Head of Government.
Arsenii Yatseniuk informed that the Cabinet of Ministers had taken a decision to introduce the high alert mode on the entire Ukraine's territory.
"But don't confuse it with the state of emergency and martial law, which are enacted by Parliament's decision. Our decision is aimed at only one thing - everyone should work 24 hours a day and seven days a week," he said.
"These decisions are aimed at complete coordination of activities of all authorities to ensure the safety of citizens and civil protection of the population", Arsenii Yatseniuk emphasized.
Another decision approved by the Ukrainian Government was to establish a State Emergency Commission, with Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk to chair the State Emergency Commission and Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadii Zubko and Chairman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Serhii Bochkovsky as his deputies.