Ukraine suspends martial law 

December 26th, at 14:00, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that martial law, which was enacted due to Russian attack in the Kerch Strait, had been discontinued in regions of the country.  

“Now at 14:00 martial law has stopped. This is ultimately my decision. It is based on all the components of the current security situation in the government,” said Poroshenko during a meeting of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine. 

On November 25th Russian border guards attacked and seized two ships and tugboat of the Ukrainian Navy, which were on their way from Odessa to Mariupol. As a result, several Ukrainians were injured. All 24 sailors were arrested for allegedly “illegally crossing the Russian state border.” 

On November 26th, the Rada voted to impose martial law for a period of 30 days in 10 regions, as well as in the internal waters of Ukraine in the Azov Sea. Martial law was enacted on November 28th.

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