President Petro Poroshenko has submitted a bill to the Ukrainian parliament allowing for the internment of Russian citizens living in Ukraine.
Sputnik News Report: Russia citizens living in Ukraine can now be interned in line with the bill on “The legal regime of martial law”,submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to his country’s parliament, sources said.
According to a memorandum to the bill, “measures on the legal regime of martial law include internment (forced settlement) of nationals of a foreign state which threatens to attack or carries out aggression against Ukraine.”
On January 27, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a bill, in which it recognized Russia as an aggressor country.
It means that if approved by the parliament, the new bill will give the green light to imposing a martial law and interning scores of Russians living in Ukraine to special camps.
In February, the amendments to the bill on martial law were endorsed by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, which stressed the necessity of the new document being in line with current realities.
In late December 2014, President Poroshenko said that a martial law would be introduced if the ceasefire agreement on eastern Ukraine was violated. “No one will doubt even for a minute”, the Ukrainian President said at the time.