Thirty days of martial law has taken effect in 10 of Ukraine’s 27 regions on Wednesday with President Petro Poroshenko saying it aims to prevent an all-out Russian invasion.

Thirty days of martial law has taken effect in 10 of Ukraine’s 27 regions on Wednesday with President Petro Poroshenko saying it aims to prevent an all-out Russian invasion.

 The measure that affects regions closest to Russia’s military bases – the first ever martial law in the country’s history – was approved by parliament on Monday, a day after a clash between Ukraine and Russian forces in the Sea of Azov.

 But the largely symbolic legislation was activated on Wednesday morning after Andriy Parubiy, the chairman of Verkhovna Rada – the Ukrainian parliament signed it and published in the government newspaper Uryadovy Courier.

 The Kremlin has condemned the development saying martial law will escalate the conflict that saw Moscow seize three Ukrainian ships and capture 24 crew members off the coast of the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula.

 A court in Crimea ordered 12 of the Ukrainian sailors to be held for two months, the TASS news agency reported on Tuesday.

 Volodymyr Fesenko, director of the centre for political studies Penta,said the martial law was “for now more like a preventive measure”.

 But in case of any “manifestations of the Russian aggression”, Ukraine would be able to respond militarily, he said.

 “It will not affect the day-to-day life of ordinary people,” said Fesenko.

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