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UPD: 27/01/2015 What is a state of emergency?
The Law of Ukraine "On the Legal Regime of the State of Emergency" gives the following definition of the term:
A state of emergency is: a special legal regime that can be temporarily introduced throughout Ukraine or in its individual localities in the event of emergencies of an anthropogenic or natural nature not lower than the national level that have led or can lead to human and material losses, threaten the life and health of citizens , or when attempting to seize state power or change the constitutional order through violence, and provides for the provision of appropriate public authorities and, according to this Law, the military command and local self-government bodies have the authority necessary to prevent threats and ensure the safety and health of citizens, the normal functioning of the national economy, state authorities and local self-government bodies, protect the constitutional order, and also allow a temporary, in the exercise of the constitutional rights and freedoms of man and citizen and the rights and legal interests of legal entities with an indication of the duration of these restrictions.
In other parts of Ukraine, a "high readiness" regime will be introduced (what this means is read on BUSINESS in the near future). The government also decided to create a state emergency commission under the leadership of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Deputy Prime Minister Gennady Zubko and the head of the State Emergency Service Sergei Bochkovsky.
Similar commissions will be established at the local level.
"Today's decision means that a unified system for protecting citizens has been created," Yatseniuk said.
UPD: 27/01/2015 BP Recognizes Russia as State Aggressor
The Verkhovna Rada recognized Russia as an aggressor country. For the adoption of the project in general 1854 voted 271 deputies with the minimum required 226, Ukrainian News reported.
The document has not been registered yet on the site of the Verkhovna Rada, but it was read from the rostrum.
"The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine recognizes the Russian Federation as an aggressor state," the relevant address to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the national parliaments of the world. institutions recognize the fact of Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the occupation of its territory, to prevent impunity of those responsible for crimes against humanity and committed from the beginning of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, to recognize Russia as an aggressor state supporting terrorism and blocking the activities of the UN Security Council.
In this appeal, the Rada calls on the aforementioned institutions to recognize the fact of Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the occupation of its territory, to prevent impunity of those guilty of crimes against humanity committed from the beginning of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, to recognize Russia as an aggressor state that supports terrorism and blocks the activities of the UN Security Council.
Also, the Rada calls to recognize the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" and the "Lugansk People's Republic" as terrorist organizations, to strengthen sanctions against Russia, to facilitate the release of hostages, to limit the powers of the Russian delegation to PACE and to provide military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
According to the text of the draft resolution, the Verkhovna Rada recommends the Prime Minister of Ukraine to create in the executive branch the position of a government commissioner on countering the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and liquidating its consequences.
The Rada also called on the international community to implement all measures to end military aggression towards Ukraine, to strengthen sanctions for the Russian Federation as a country that supports aggression on the territory of Ukraine.
In addition, it is proposed to appeal to the international community about giving Ukraine military and political support and expelling Russia from the UN Security Council as an aggressor country that blocks the adoption of all UN decisions on the situation in the Donbass.
"I will quickly sign it and send it to all the addressees," said Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman.
UPD: 27/01/2015 Militiamen and wipers attracted to distribute agendas in Kiev
Militiamen and communal workers distribute summons without employees of military registration and enlistment offices, which is illegal.
In Kiev, the distribution of summons was brought to the attention of policemen and workers of ZhEKs. This was reported by a source in law enforcement agencies.
According to him, earlier military commissariats in the distribution of agendas were helped only by district police, but for the present day investigators and other workers of the district police departments are involved.
Moreover, as the interlocutor informed, the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs go and distribute the agenda independently without representatives of military enlistment offices, which, he said, is illegal.
At the same time, the press service of the Interior Ministry confirmed this information, but clarified that law enforcement officers go together with representatives of military enlistment offices.
"The police simply help them, it was always like that," the press secretary of the Kiev police said in a commentary.
At the same time, according to some metropolitan ZhEKov, janitors were also brought in to distribute the agendas. They also distribute summons without the accompaniment of representatives of military enlistment offices.
Recall, under the mobilization in Ukraine, the military liable for the age of 25 to 60 years. The call for urgent service in Ukraine will be carried out from 20 years.
Mobilized citizens will not immediately go to the ATU zone, but they will undergo general training (7-10 days), restore combat skills (15 days) and combat coordination (15 days).
The authorities have repeatedly stated that conscripts - conscripts will not be sent to the ATU zone.
Citizens who are supported by three or more children will also not be mobilized. Also, graduate students, students and "booked" enterprises are not subject to mobilization.