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UPD: 01/27/2015 What is a state of emergency?
The Law of Ukraine “On the legal regime of emergency” gives the following definition of this term:
A state of emergency is this: a special legal regime that can be temporarily introduced throughout Ukraine or in its localities in case of emergencies of a man-made or natural nature not lower than the national level, which have led or may lead to human and material losses, pose a threat to the life and health of citizens , or in an attempt to seize state power or change the constitutional order through violence and provides for the provision of appropriate authority to the relevant authorities and, according to this Law, the military command and bodies of local self-government according to this Law, the powers necessary to prevent threats and ensure the safety and health of citizens, the normal functioning of the national economy, state authorities and local authorities, protect the constitutional order, and also allows temporary restriction due to the threat in the exercise of constitutional rights and freedoms of man and citizen and the rights and legitimate interests of legal entities with an indication of the duration of these restrictions.
In the rest of Ukraine, a “high alert” mode will be introduced (see what it means to read on BUSINESS in the near future). The government also decided to create a state emergency commission led by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Deputy Prime Minister Gennady Zubko and State Emergency Situations Director Sergei Bochkovsky.
Similar commissions will be created at the local level.
“Today’s decision means that a unified system of protecting citizens has been created,” Yatsenyuk said.
UPD: 01/27/2015 BP recognized Russia as an aggressor state
The Verkhovna Rada recognized Russia as an aggressor country. For the adoption of the whole project No. 1854, 271 deputies voted with the minimum required 226, Ukrainian News reports.
The document has not yet been registered on the Rada’s website, but it has been read from the rostrum.
"The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine recognizes the Russian Federation as an aggressor state," said the corresponding appeal 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. In this appeal, the Rada calls on the aforementioned institutions to recognize the fact of Russian aggression against Ukraine and the occupation of its territory, to prevent the impunity of perpetrators of crimes against humanity and, committed from the start of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, recognize Russia as an aggressor state that supports terrorism and blocks 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 the impunity of perpetrators of crimes against humanity committed from the outbreak 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.
The Rada also calls for recognition of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" and "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 that the Prime Minister of Ukraine create in the executive branch a position of government representative for combating the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and eliminating its consequences.
The Rada also called on the international community to take all measures to end military aggression against Ukraine, to strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation as a country that supports aggression in Ukraine.
In addition, it is proposed to appeal to the international community regarding the provision of military-political support to Ukraine and the exclusion of Russia from the UN Security Council as an aggressor country, which blocks the adoption of all UN decisions regarding the situation in the Donbass.
“I will quickly sign it and send it to all recipients,” said Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
UPD: 01/27/2015 In Kiev, police and janitors were involved in the distribution of summons
Militiamen and public utilities hand out subpoenas without the employees of military registration and enlistment offices, which is illegal.
In Kiev, police officers and ZHEK workers were involved in the distribution of summons. This was reported by a source in law enforcement.
According to him, previously only the district police officers helped the military registration and enlistment offices in the distribution of summons, but to date, investigators and other employees of the district police departments have been involved.
Moreover, as the source said, the Interior Ministry officers go and hand out summonses independently without representatives of the military registration and enlistment offices, which, according to him, is illegal.
At the same time, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed this information, but clarified that law enforcement officers go together with representatives of the military enlistment offices.
"The police simply help them. It has always been like this," said a spokeswoman for the Kiev police in a comment.
At the same time, according to some capital ZHEKs, janitors were also involved in the distribution of summons. They also distribute summons unaccompanied by representatives of the military enlistment offices.
Recall that under the mobilization in Ukraine are military men aged 25 to 60 years. Conscription for military service in Ukraine will be carried out from the age of 20.
Mobilized citizens will not immediately go to the ATO zone, but will undergo combined arms training (7-10 days), restoration of combat skills (15 days) and combat coordination (15 days).
The authorities have repeatedly stated that conscripts will not be sent to the ATO zone.
Also, citizens who are supporting three or more children will not be mobilized. Also, graduate students, students and people “booked” by enterprises are not subject to mobilization.