President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, during which a decision was made to impose a state of emergency on the entire territory of Ukraine, except the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where Joint Forces Operation is underway.
“What could it be? Strengthening the protection of public order and facilities that ensure the livelihood of the population and the economy. It can be a restriction and a certain movement of transport, it can be an additional inspection of transport, verification of certain documents of individuals. In other words, these are preventive issues so that the country remains calm and the economy works,” said Oleksiy Danilov (Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council), adding that the main task of the Russian Federation is to achieve the goal through internal destabilization.
According to Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov, the Verkhovna Rada (The Parliament of Ukraine) must approve the relevant presidential decree on the state of emergency after the President signs it.
Oleksiy Danilov also said that regional commissions, which will include representatives of state and local authorities, will work and, depending on the situation, will decide on the necessary security measures under the state of emergency.
Danilov added that the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council remains open, all heads of state authorities are at their workplaces and are ready to meet again at any moment if necessary.
Image over the headline.- Volodimir Zelenski (President of Ukraine). Photo,© Presidency of Ukraine
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