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Ukraine declares martial law over escalating tension with Russia Ukraine declares martial law over escalating tension with Russia
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Martial law declared for first time in nations history, in the wake of recent capture of 3 Ukrainian vessels by Russian forces Martial law declared for first time in nations history, in the wake of recent capture of 3 Ukrainian vessels by Russian forces
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Ukraine’s parliament has voted to support President Petro Poroshenko’s proposed 30-day martial law in areas <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46352367">bordering Russia, Transnistria, Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.</a> Ukraine’s parliament has voted to support President Petro Poroshenko’s proposed 30-day martial law in areas <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46352367">bordering Russia, Transnistria, Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.</a>
The act, which allows officials to regulate the media and restrict public rallies, <a href="https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/ukraine-martial-law-effect-181128082222282.html">was enacted on Nov. 28</a>. It was passed by a vote of 276 government members on Monday, November 26, with only 30 voting against the implementation of the curfews and <a href="https://www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/ukraine-to-impose-martial-law-as-standoff-with-russia-in-black-sea-intensifies/2018/11/26/59e0d150-f109-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQHCAFYAYABAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&amp;ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fworld%2Fukraine-to-impose-martial-law-as-standoff-with-russia-in-black-sea-intensifies%2F2018%2F11%2F26%2F59e0d150-f109-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html">partial mobilisation of the nation's air defence</a>. The act, which allows officials to regulate the media and restrict public rallies, <a href="https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/ukraine-martial-law-effect-181128082222282.html">was enacted on Nov. 28</a>. It was passed by a vote of 276 government members on Monday, November 26, with only 30 voting against the implementation of the curfews and <a href="https://www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/ukraine-to-impose-martial-law-as-standoff-with-russia-in-black-sea-intensifies/2018/11/26/59e0d150-f109-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQHCAFYAYABAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&amp;ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fworld%2Fukraine-to-impose-martial-law-as-standoff-with-russia-in-black-sea-intensifies%2F2018%2F11%2F26%2F59e0d150-f109-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html">partial mobilisation of the nation's air defence</a>.
Tensions have recently increased after Ukraine claims <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia-martiallaw/ukrainian-lawmakers-approve-introduction-of-martial-law-idUKKCN1NV2GO">Russia captured two armored gunboats and a tugboat</a> as they attempted to enter the Sea of Azov from the Black Sea at the Kerch Strait. Russia, in turn, has claimed the 23 members of the Ukrainian armed forces had illegally entered their waters on November 25.  Tensions have recently increased after Ukraine claims <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia-martiallaw/ukrainian-lawmakers-approve-introduction-of-martial-law-idUKKCN1NV2GO">Russia captured two armored gunboats and a tugboat</a> as they attempted to enter the Sea of Azov from the Black Sea at the Kerch Strait. Russia, in turn, has claimed the 23 members of the Ukrainian armed forces had illegally entered their waters on Nov. 25.
Russia has <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/world/europe/russia-ukraine-kerch-strait.html?action=click&amp;module=Top%20Stories&amp;pgtype=Homepage">come under criticism for its role</a>, with ambassadors from Britain, France, and the United States using a Security Council session to accuse Russia of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty. NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also “<a href="https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1NV1AH?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQHCAFYAYABAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&amp;ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-ukraine-crisis-russia-nato-idUSKCN1NV1AH">expressed full support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty</a>” in a phone call with President Poroshenko. Russia has <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/world/europe/russia-ukraine-kerch-strait.html?action=click&amp;module=Top%20Stories&amp;pgtype=Homepage">come under criticism for its role</a>, with ambassadors from Britain, France, and the United States using a Security Council session to accuse Russia of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty. NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also “<a href="https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1NV1AH?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQHCAFYAYABAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&amp;ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-ukraine-crisis-russia-nato-idUSKCN1NV1AH">expressed full support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty</a>” in a phone call with President Poroshenko.
The clash is the first time that Ukraine and Russia have come into open conflict since 2014, though Ukraine remains in conflict with Russian backed separatists in the east of the country. The clash is the first time that Ukraine and Russia have come into open conflict since 2014, though Ukraine remains in conflict with Russian backed separatists in the east of the country.
An estimated <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46352367">10,000 people have died</a> in confrontations between Ukraine and Russian supported forces since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. An estimated <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46352367">10,000 people have died</a> in confrontations between Ukraine and Russian supported forces since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.
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<p style="text-align: left"><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/world/europe/russia-ukraine-kerch-strait.html?action=click&amp;module=Top%20Stories&amp;pgtype=Homepage">Ukraine Declares Martial Law Over Naval Attack by Russia – NY Times</a></p> <p style="text-align: left"><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/world/europe/russia-ukraine-kerch-strait.html?action=click&amp;module=Top%20Stories&amp;pgtype=Homepage">Ukraine Declares Martial Law Over Naval Attack by Russia – NY Times</a></p>
<p><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia-martiallaw/ukrainian-lawmakers-approve-introduction-of-martial-law-idUKKCN1NV2GO">Ukrainian lawmakers approve introduction of martial law</a> – Reuters</p> <p><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia-martiallaw/ukrainian-lawmakers-approve-introduction-of-martial-law-idUKKCN1NV2GO">Ukrainian lawmakers approve introduction of martial law</a> – Reuters</p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-46351715/why-tensions-between-russia-and-ukraine-are-so-high">Why tensions between Russia and Ukraine are so high</a> – BBC</p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-46351715/why-tensions-between-russia-and-ukraine-are-so-high">Why tensions between Russia and Ukraine are so high</a> – BBC</p>
<p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46352367">Ukraine backs martial law after sea clash</a> – BBC</p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46352367">Ukraine backs martial law after sea clash</a> – BBC</p>
<p><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia/russia-ignores-western-protests-over-seized-ukrainian-ships-ukraine-mulls-martial-law-idUKKCN1NV0MW">Russia ignores Western protests over seized Ukrainian ships, Ukraine mulls martial law – Reuters</a></p> <p><a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia/russia-ignores-western-protests-over-seized-ukrainian-ships-ukraine-mulls-martial-law-idUKKCN1NV0MW">Russia ignores Western protests over seized Ukrainian ships, Ukraine mulls martial law – Reuters</a></p>
<p><a href="https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1NV1AH?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQHCAFYAYABAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&amp;ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-ukraine-crisis-russia-nato-idUSKCN1NV1AH">NATO convenes emergency meeting with Ukraine over Russia seizure of vehicles. — Reuters</a></p> <p><a href="https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1NV1AH?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQHCAFYAYABAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&amp;ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-ukraine-crisis-russia-nato-idUSKCN1NV1AH">NATO convenes emergency meeting with Ukraine over Russia seizure of vehicles. — Reuters</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/ukraine-martial-law-effect-181128082222282.html">Ukraine’s first ever martial law comes into effect. — Aljazeera</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/ukraine-martial-law-effect-181128082222282.html">Ukraine’s first ever martial law comes into effect. — Aljazeera</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/ukraine-to-impose-martial-law-as-standoff-with-russia-in-black-sea-intensifies/2018/11/26/59e0d150-f109-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQHCAFYAYABAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&amp;ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fworld%2Fukraine-to-impose-martial-law-as-standoff-with-russia-in-black-sea-intensifies%2F2018%2F11%2F26%2F59e0d150-f109-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html">Ukraine to impose martial law as standoff with Russia in Black Sea intensifies. — Washington Post</a></p> <p><a href="https://www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/ukraine-to-impose-martial-law-as-standoff-with-russia-in-black-sea-intensifies/2018/11/26/59e0d150-f109-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?amp_js_v=a2&amp;amp_gsa=1&amp;usqp=mq331AQHCAFYAYABAQ%3D%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp;amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&amp;ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fworld%2Fukraine-to-impose-martial-law-as-standoff-with-russia-in-black-sea-intensifies%2F2018%2F11%2F26%2F59e0d150-f109-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html">Ukraine to impose martial law as standoff with Russia in Black Sea intensifies. — Washington Post</a></p>

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