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Ukraine's Leader Announces End of 30-day Martial Law

Ukraine's Leader Announces End of 30-day Martial Law

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:38 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's leader has announced an end to the 30-day martial law imposed after Russia seized Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea.

Ukraine announced martial law last month after Russian coast guards fired at and seized three Ukrainian ships and their crews. The 24 seamen still remain in Russian custody.

The incident is another episode in the long-simmering conflict between the two countries that started in 2014 with Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's martial law was widely seen as an attempt by the unpopular leader to score political points ahead of next year's presidential election.

Poroshenko told the cabinet on Wednesday that Ukraine had boosted its defenses during the 30 days of martial law, which officially expired earlier in the day.

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