The Ukrainian cities of Lviv and Odessa impose night curfew

A Ukrainian military in the city of Kharkov.

A Ukrainian military in the city of Kharkov. – -/Ukrinform/dpa

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The authorities of the Ukrainian cities of Lviv and Odessa have imposed a night curfew this Friday, in the face of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.

As reported by the Mayor’s Office of Lviv through the social network Facebook, the authorities will limit the exit and movement of citizens between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. (local time).

The authorities envisage the introduction of “special passes” for certain citizens, including employees of the military or critical infrastructure facilities.

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As for Odessa, the curfew will last between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. During this period of time, citizens will not be allowed to be on the streets and other public places, according to the decree signed by the mayor, Gennady Trujanov, the Ukrainian news portal Babel has reported.

The capital, Kiev, is also under a curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. The Ukrainian Parliament already approved the state of alarm for the country as a whole on Wednesday and, with this umbrella, Kiev imposed a series of restrictions, although the curfew was not among them.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “military operation” in eastern Ukraine early Thursday, days after recognizing the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. In response, Ukraine has said it is breaking off relations with Moscow.

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