Through confusion and panic, Ukraine digests what martial law will mean

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Increased security around ports and stations already being reported, but consequences for ordinary Ukrainians are unclear

  • Oliver Carroll
  • Independent

A day after the Ukrainian parliament voted to introduce martial law across 10 border regions, there was little clarity about what it would actually mean in practice.

With parts of the government on different pages, and the introduction of measures that could cover most aspects of life, even family, some areas of the country bordered on panic mode.

In the southern city of Odessa, there were rumours of forced mobilisation, though these turned out to be false. In other cities…

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