Conflicts & War

Ukraine suspends activities of several political parties during martial law

International Desk, Mar 20 (EFE).- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced Sunday that the activities of several political parties would be suspended during the current martial law amid the Russian invasion of the country.

In a video posted on the website of the presidency, Zelenskyy said that the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine decided to suspend the activities of the parties Opposition Platform – For Life, Shariy Party, Our Ukraine, Opposition Bloc, Left Opposition, Union of Leftists, Derzhava, ‘Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, Socialist Party of Ukraine, the Socialists, and the Volodymyr Saldo Bloc, among others.

The president said that given the large-scale war waged by the Russian Federation and its links to some political structures in Ukraine, any activity by then mentioned political parties during martial law would remain suspended.

Martial law was imposed on Ukraine following the Russian invasion on Feb. 24.

Zelenskyy stressed that war time was not one for personal ambitions, and it was important to prioritize the interests of the state and the interests of the people amid the conflict.

Coming to the war, Zelenskyy said the blockade of Mariupol would go down in history for war crimes on the residents of the city, and warned that the more Russia used terror against Ukraine, the worse would be the consequences.

He reported that more than 4,000 residents of Mariupol managed to leave for Zaporizhia on Saturday.

Eight humanitarian corridors were operational on Saturday, according to Zelenskyy, and 6,623 people were rescued, although due to the Russian bombing he said they could not evacuate the people from Borodyanka, in Kiev region. EFE


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