The military has no official legal grounds for the seizure of any property from Ukrainians who live in areas where martial law has been imposed, said Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Rodion Tymoshenko.
Martial law does not provide for the confiscation of private property of Ukrainians. This was announced on November 28 at a briefing in Kiev by the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Rodion Tymoshenko, reports Ukrainskaya Pravda.
He stressed that in the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the introduction of martial law there are no restrictions on the rights of citizens to seize vehicles or housing in favor of the troops.
“We do not intend to seize … or other measures, such as the introduction of a curfew and so on. At the moment there are no official legal grounds for this,” said Tymoshenko.
Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Ivan Rusnak called on citizens to call the police in such cases.
"If someone in camouflage came to pick up a cow or a car, or the police are nearby. Contact the police – and such villains just need to be arrested and further investigated," he explained.
Rusnak stressed that the Ministry of Defense "has enough means and transport to carry out all the planned shipments."
In connection with the seizure of Russian Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait area on November 26, the Verkhovna Rada supported the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to impose martial law for 30 days.
Speaking on November 26 with an appeal to compatriots, Poroshenko said: "In the decree, I do not suggest any measures related to the restriction of the rights and freedoms of citizens, the introduction of censorship, and the like."
On December 28, the President signed the law on the approval of the decree on the introduction of martial law.
According to the decision, martial law began to operate in 10 regions of Ukraine on November 26.