Military status. What does it mean for an ordinary Ukrainian?

In the evening of November 26, the Verkhovna Rada supported the Presidential Decree on the introduction of a martial law. 276 deputies voted for the law, against – 30.

The military situation was introduced not for the whole country, but for the border regions with Russia and Transnistria, as well as for those regions that have access to the Black and Azov Seas. These are 10 oblasts: Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkiv, Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Kherson, Odesa, Mykolaiv and Vinnitsa.

In the law “On the Legal Status of Military Status” there is a provision that should be made by the authorities in the event of the introduction of a martial law. In particular, the law provides for:

– labor duty for civilians. Civilians can engage in additional work to enhance the country’s defense capability;

– restrictions on the movement, entry and exit to the country of citizens of Ukraine and foreigners;

– announcement of the curfew, as well as the establishment of a special mode of light-shattering;

– a ban on the work of parties, various public organizations, if they endanger the life of citizens, as well as the sovereignty of Ukraine;

– a ban on holding rallies, protests, referendums, elections;

– censorship of the media and communication control;

– examination of documents, search of personal belongings of citizens;

– seizure of property of citizens and enterprises for military use;

– evacuation of the population, enterprises, institutions, organizations;

– provision of food and medical assistance to the population;

– prohibition of the circulation of weapons and explosives, restrictions on the sale of alcohol and potent drugs;

– Resettlement of citizens of the country-aggressor in separate places.

Total of these items 24.

However, at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, the President promised that the military situation would not restrict the freedoms of Ukrainian citizens, there would be no general mobilization yet.

This is confirmed by the leaders of the various departments and organizations. The head of the Ministry of Information Policy said that the media would not get censored. The military situation will not affect the operation of civil aviation, that is, neither domestic flights nor flights will be canceled.

In the functioning of the banking system, no changes are expected: The National Bank stressed that nothing will change in the work of commercial banks. They will work in the usual mode. Also, the constitutional right to freedom of opinion and religion, as provided for in Article 35 of the Constitution of Ukraine, can not be limited.

This means that so far, within the next 30 days, the only changes that can be expected are the increased work of law enforcement and the expansion of military powers. Therefore, for all Ukrainians, the main thing now is to remain calm and not to panic through social networks with fake explanations of the situation.

We hope, believe and pray to God for peace in our country!