Ukraine’s parliament approves extending martial law for another 30 days

Archive image of the Verkhovna Rada.

Archive image of the Verkhovna Rada. – PAVLO BAGMUT / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACT

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MADRID, March 15. (Royals Blue) –

The Supreme Rada, the Parliament of Ukraine, has approved this Tuesday to extend the martial law for another 30 days, approved on February 24 before the Russian invasion of the country.

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According to the Ukrainian press, the regulations will be extended from March 26, the date on which the law expired. Thus, it will govern until April 25. Of the 450 Ukrainian deputies, more than 300 have supported the expansion of martial law.

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky on Monday introduced a bill to extend martial law, which means all civilians become soldiers.

Russian troops entered Ukraine on February 24 after President Vladimir Putin announced a “special operation” on the territory. Shortly after, kyiv announced the imposition of martial law and asked the population to join in the fight against the invaders.

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