Martial law and general mobilization in Ukraine have been extended until May 14
Ukraine extended the period of martial law and general mobilization until May 14.
War in Ukraine: Continuation of martial law
The Verkhovna Rada supported draft laws on the continuation of general mobilization and martial law in Ukraine.
- General mobilization and martial law in Ukraine were extended for 90 days, remaining valid until May 14.
- The previous withdrawal period ended on February 14.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi, the President of Ukraine, proposed draft laws on the continuation of martial law and general mobilization in Ukraine for another 90 days, submitted for consideration to the Verkhovna Rada on February 5.
Martial law: The term and its meaning
After the start of Russia's full-scale aggression against Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Volodymyr Zelensky announced the establishment of martial law throughout the territory of Ukraine .
- Martial law is a special legal regime that provides for the delegation of additional powers to relevant government agencies and military command to counter threats, ensuring defense against armed aggression and guaranteeing national security.
- As part of the martial law regime, the authorities can introduce a curfew, evacuate the population, check documents, inspect belongings, luggage, as well as premises and housing of citizens.
- This is the sixth time that martial law has been extended in Ukraine.
- Verkhovna Rada: The highest legislative body in Ukraine.
- Volodymyr Zelensky: President of Ukraine.