President of Ukraine

There will be no restrictions of constitutional rights of Ukrainian citizens with the introduction of martial law - President

27 November 2018 - 20:18

There will be no restrictions of constitutional rights of Ukrainian citizens with the introduction of martial law - President

President Petro Poroshenko stresses that no restrictions of constitutional rights and freedoms of the citizens of our state will be imposed after the introduction of martial law.

"If we do not have an open Russian invasion outside of the JFO in the east and the illegally annexed Crimea, I emphasize, and this is my principled position - no restrictions of constitutional rights and freedoms will take place," the Head of State said in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels.

"Organize concerts, go to the banks. You do not have to run to the shops and buy matches and salt ... There will be no restrictions on withdrawal of deposits, currency exchange operations, trips abroad for Ukrainian citizens," Petro Poroshenko said, adding that he had instructed the Governor of the National Bank to carry out the appropriate explanatory work with the banks.

“The restrictions will be imposed for Russian citizens. I think it is completely justified. For it would be irresponsible to create an addition to the fifth column in the country with the visa-free regime,” the President added.

The Head of State also said that in case of the aggression, partial mobilization would take place in the army. "If there is aggression, there will be partial mobilization. First and foremost, the reserve of the first wave will be mobilized, where "discharged soldiers" pack rucksacks and write to the recruitment offices about their readiness to defend Ukraine," he stated.

"And there will be no more heavy drinkers and deserters, a great number of which was in mobilization of 2014. These are already prepared warriors with ATO experience who know where they will serve, who have professional training. And immediately, from the first minutes, we will significantly increase the number of our Armed Forces, redistribute financial resources, provide our Armed Forces with everything necessary and force the enemy to be responsible for the violation of the state border of Ukraine," the President summed up.