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Update Volume 2018/25 Ukraine declares martial law

Published on 28 november 2018

Ukrainian leaders have declared martial law in various regions with effect from 09:00 (local time) on 28 November 2018 and will last 30 days.

The introduction of martial law follows a confrontation between Ukraine and Russia in the Kerch Strait on Sunday 25 November 2018. Ukraine states that two of its small gunboats and a tugboat on their way to Mariupol were attacked by Russian naval forces on Sunday after entering the Kerch Strait.

Local correspondents advise that all ports in the area are currently open. Vessels are permitted to transit the straits but delays are expected as a result of inspections by the Russian FSB.

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