18 May 2022 17:04

Zelensky proposes extending martial law in Ukraine

KYIV. May 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed extending the effect of martial law in the country, and the Verkhovna Rada registered a relevant bill on Wednesday.

The text of the document has not yet been published on the Rada's website.

Zelensky had earlier signed a decree On the Imposition of Martial Law in Ukraine on February 24, and the parliament endorsed it the same day. The decree imposed martial law from 5:30 a.m. February 24, 2022 for 30 days.

On March 15, the Rada voted for a 30-day extension from 05:30 a.m. March 26 through April 24. On April 21, the Rada again extended martial law for another 30 days, through May 25.