Ukraine to Declare 30-Day State of Emergency

Headline Roundup February 23rd, 2022

On Wednesday, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council announced that a 30-day state of emergency will be introduced across all parts of Ukraine under government control. 

The measure is expected to be approved by the Ukrainian Parliament within 48 hours.  Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said the declaration would bolster "public order and security at critical infrastructure facilities" and heighten inspections on some transportation. 

The moves come one day after Russian President Vladimir Putin was granted the power by the Federation Council to send Russian military forces outside its borders. Meanwhile, the U.S., the E.U. and their allies are imposing sanctions on Putin's decision to recognize two Ukrainian territories — Donetsk and Luhansk — as independent republics, and to send Russian troops there.

From the Right
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday praised the battle-readiness of his armed forces and his ever-developing hypersonic missiles — as Ukraine declared a state of emergency and started enlisting military reservists.

Putin made his latest clear warning in a video address as he continued to move as many as 190,000 troops on the borders with Ukraine, which declared it would introduce a 30-day nationwide state of emergency.

The move, which is expected to get parliamentary approval within 48 hours, would allow additional protection for public facilities, restrictions on traffic, and additional transport...

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Ukraine will introduce a nationwide state of emergency in which special restrictions will apply in order to keep the country calm and protect its economy amid fears of a Russian invasion, a senior Ukrainian security official said on Wednesday.

The state of emergency will last for 30 days and can be extended for another 30 days, Oleksiy Danilov told a briefing. Parliament must now vote to enact the decision.

Introducing a state of emergency gives powers to the authorities, who can choose which ones to implement. These could include restrictions...

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From the Left
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As the U.S. and other nations announced further sanctions against Russia in a bid to dissuade President Vladimir Putin from launching a full scale invasion of Ukraine, the situation on the ground was getting tenser by the minute. 

With violence escalating in the country's east, Ukraine's government called up military reservists and on Wednesday, the National Security Council met in Kyiv and asked lawmakers to approve a national state of emergency, which would give authorities more powers to "strengthen security of public places and locations that are critical for the public," Oleksiy Danilov,...

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