At a sitting on May 22, the Verkhovna Rada approved a decree by President Volodymyr Zelensky on the prolongation of martial law in Ukraine for another 90 days, the official channel of the parliament reported.
The decree was eventually approved by 320 votes after the parliamentarians were forced the leave the hall for the duration of the air raid alert. General mobilization was also extended.
According to the decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky, martial law will be extended from 05:30 on May 25 for another 90 days, i.e. until August 23.
The martial law was imposed in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Since then, it has been extended several times for a month at a time.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky's representative in the Constitutional Court, Fedir Venislavskyi, explained that this time they want to extend the martial law for 90 days, as a counteroffensive takes more time than defense.