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UPD: 27/01/2015 What is a state of emergency?
The law of Ukraine "On the legal regime of a state of emergency" gives the following definition of this term:
A state of emergency is: a special legal regime that may be temporarily introduced in the whole of Ukraine or in some of its localities in the event of emergencies of a technogenic or natural nature not below the national level that caused or may lead to human and material losses, pose a threat to the life and health of citizens , or when attempting to seize state power or change the constitutional order by violence, and provides for the provision to the relevant state authorities and, according to this Law, the military command and local authorities have the powers necessary to prevent threats and to ensure the safety and health of citizens, the normal functioning of the national economy, government bodies and local authorities, the protection of the constitutional system, and also allows temporary, threat-based, restriction in the exercise of constitutional rights and freedoms of a person and a citizen and the rights and legal interests of legal entities, indicating the validity of these restrictions.
In the remaining territories of Ukraine, a “high readiness” regime will be introduced (what it means to 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 Sergey Bochkovsky, the head of the State Emergency Service.
Similar commissions will be created at the local level.
“Today’s decision means that a unified system of protection of citizens has been created,” Yatsenyuk said.
UPD: 27/01/2015 BP recognized Russia as the aggressor state
The Verkhovna Rada recognized Russia as an aggressor country. For the adoption of the whole project number 1854 271 deputies voted with the minimum required 226, reports Ukrainian News.
The document is not registered yet on the site of the Council, but it was read from the podium.
"The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine recognizes the Russian Federation as an aggressor state," said the relevant 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’s states. institutions to recognize the fact of Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the occupation of its territory, to prevent impunity of perpetrators of crimes against humanity and, committed from the start 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, Rada urges the above-mentioned 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 UN Security Council activities.
Rada also calls to recognize the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" and "Lugansk People's Republic" as terrorist organizations, strengthen sanctions against Russia, assist in the release of hostages, limit the powers of the Russian delegation to PACE and 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 system of executive power the position of government commissioner for countering the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and eliminating its consequences.
Rada also urged the international community to take all measures to stop military aggression against Ukraine, to strengthen the sanctions against the Russian Federation as a country that supports aggression on the territory of Ukraine.
In addition, it is proposed to contact the international community regarding the provision of Ukraine with military-political support 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 Donbas.
"I will quickly sign it and send it to all addressees," said Volodymyr Groysman, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
UPD: 27/01/2015 In Kiev, police officers and street cleaners were involved in distributing subpoenas
Militiamen and public utilities distribute summons without employees of military registration and enlistment offices, which is illegal.
In Kiev, police officers and employees of housing offices were attracted to the distribution of the summons. This was reported by a source in law enforcement.
According to him, earlier, only district police officers helped the military registration and enlistment offices to distribute subpoenas, but to date investigators and other police district workers have been involved.
Moreover, according to the source, Interior Ministry officers go and distribute agendas on their own without representatives of 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 military registration and enlistment offices.
“The police simply help them. It has always been this way,” the press secretary of the Kiev police said in a comment.
At the same time, according to some metropolitan housing offices, wipers were also involved in the distribution of subpoenas. They also hand out agendas without being accompanied by representatives of military registration and enlistment offices.
Recall, mobilized in Ukraine are subject to military service at the age of 25 to 60 years. Call for military service in Ukraine will be carried out with 20 years.
Mobilized citizens will not immediately go to the ATO zone, but will undergo general military training (7-10 days), the restoration of combat skills (15 days) and combat coordination (15 days).
The authorities have repeatedly stated that recruits - conscripts will not be sent to the ATO zone.
Also, citizens with three or more children will not be mobilized. Also mobilization is not subject to graduate students, students and people "booked" by enterprises.