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Zelensky to extend martial law in Ukraine for another three months

Published May 18,2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is planning to extend both martial law and conscription in Ukraine for a further three months, according to proposals published on Wednesday, as the country continues to resist Russia's invasion.

Parliamentary support for the measures is regarded as secure, and so martial law appears set to continue in Ukraine until August 23, the eve of Ukrainian independence day.

Zelensky first imposed martial law on February 24, just hours after Russian tanks first rolled over its borders, and he has since extended it twice by 30 days. Experts consider the planned length of time martial law is imposed as a good indicator of how long the government expects fighting to last.