Zelensky submits decree to extend martial law for 30 more days

15 March 2022, 12:15 PM

A draft law on the approval of a presidential decree on extending martial law in Ukraine has been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, as reported in the parliament's Telegram messenger channel on March 14.

The decree states that martial law should be extended from March 26, 2022 for another 30 days, to April 25, 2022.

Ukraine introduced martial law and announced a general mobilization after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. All men liable for military service aged from 18 to 60 are banned from leaving the country, with a few exceptions, such as health conditions.

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While mass conscription has not been ordered, all military reservists have been activated, while hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have joined the Territorial Defense Forces, which function as a ‘home guard’ for Ukrainian settlements.

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