Armed Forces of Ukraine put on full combat readiness

Armed Forces of Ukraine put on full combat readiness

According to the decision of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on declaring the state of martial law because of the Russian aggression in the Sea of Azov, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been placed on “full combat readiness.”

This is said in a statement issued by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

"According to the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on the declaring the state of martial law, the Chief of the General Staff – Сommander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ordered to bring the units and parts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine into combat readiness "full,” reads the statement.

As reported, three Ukrainian vessels remain seized by Russian special forces in the Black Sea after fire was opened on them. Two Ukrainian boats Berdiansk and Nikopol were struck by enemy fire and lost their course. The Yanu Kapu tugboat was also forced to stop. At least six Ukrainian servicemen were wounded.

President Petro Poroshenko held a War Cabinet due to extraordinary events in the Azov Sea. Ukraine asked for a meeting of the UN Security Council to be urgently convened.


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