National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine may consider imposition of martial law - NSDC Secretary
If the situation in the country's east continues to deteriorate, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine may consider the imposition of martial law, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said.
"If these dangerous trends continue in Ukraine, we will take all necessary measures to protect the integrity of our country and safety of its citizens up to including into the agenda of the NSDC of the issue of the introduction of martial law," the NSDC's press service quoted Turchynov as saying on Tuesday.
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He stressed that aggressive actions of the Russian troops lead to the overall deterioration of the situation in Ukraine's east. "The continuous shelling with the use by Russian aggressors of powerful weapons, modern means of guidance and correction of fire banned by the Minsk agreements has resulted in significant losses among our soldiers," the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council said.
Turchynov recalled that Ukraine lost seven soldiers over the past 24 hours, 14 soldiers were wounded.