15 Aug 2022 15:44

Ukrainian Rada extends martial law by another 3 months

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has extended martial law in Ukraine by 90 days until November 23, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to Oleksiy Honcharenko, a member of the European Solidarity faction.

Yaroslav Zheleznyak, a member of the Holos (Voice) faction, said the bill extending martial law was supported by 328 parliamentarians.

Zheleznyak said Rada also passed a bill enacting the president's decree dated August 12 on extending full mobilization for another 90 days. This decision was also supported by 328 parliamentarians.

As reported earlier, Zelensky had signed the decree On the Imposition of Martial Law in Ukraine on February 24, and the parliament endorsed it the same day with 300 votes in favor. Zelensky later twice proposed bills extending martial law for 30-day periods, and the Verkhovna Rada supported them, as well.

Zelensky also signed the decree On Full Mobilization on February 24, under which mobilization was conducted within 90 days after the decree's entry into effect.

On May 22, the Verkhovna Rada extended martial law and full mobilization for another 90 days until August 23, 2022.