Gegli news - The Ukrainian war law is disappointed after the Russian invasion - 12/9/2018 6:58:30 PM 6:58:30 PM
Russian ships fired last month, then burned three Ukrainian ships on the Black Sea, and then fought for potential invasion.
Zapurzechia, Ukraine - Larissa Spitsina was shocked and confused when she found that her city was under military rule.
"As a psychologist, I know that the main thing that upset us is uncertainty," said Spitsyna, 54, a student at a local university.
It was exactly the same emotions that swept the whole Zaporizhzhia last week.
The city is in one of the areas where the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, was in that military position - responding to Russian ships, unveiling, shooting and recovering three Black Sea vessels.
In Ukraine, this allows the army to require private facilities, mobilize civilians, ban the masses and ban alcohol sales. Poroshenko said it was necessary in response to "aggression", claiming that Russia is collecting reservoirs on its border. Days after the offensive, Moscow also announced that it would add an additional S-400 missile system to Crimea, the peninsula of Ukraine in 2014.
But a week later, in Zaporizhzhia, an industrial city in the southeast of the country known for its steel production, there are signs of something unusual.
Spitsyna, while initially worried, assured the university authorities that the operation would continue as usual. He spoke in parliamentary elections in 2014 and is now the president's decision.
"I think this measurement is the way we can get more safety at that moment," he said. "I think that will improve Poroshenko's ranking."
Everyone here does not agree with this move - or feel comfortable.
In 2014, separatists backed by Russia are beginning to fight the Ukrainian government forces in a clash that has lasted more than four years and killed more than 10,000 people. The insurgent-controlled area is only 100 miles from Zaporozhye.
In the same year, about 120 miles south of the city, Russian troops annexed Karami, an unauthorized move by the United States and many other Western countries.
At that time, at the height of the Ukrainian crisis, the newly elected Poroshenko was not announcing a military law. So why does Eugenia Ivanova want?
"Every day, we were afraid that [Russian tanks] could go to Zaporizhzhia and walk on our main street," Ivanova said. Ivanova, who works at a travel agency. "Why did the martial law not apply at that time?"
Some critics have also raised the point that Poroshenko does not impose martial law in 2014 because he does not need him politically. Last week, he initially announced that the move lasted 60 days.
The fear of losing power seems to limit the Ukrainian parliament to 30 days, only in the adjacent regions of Russia or Trans-Dniester, a democratic republic in which Russian troops are stationed.
Now that's where the war law affects the business of Ivanovo. Customers are asking if they can be canceled. According to Ivanova, many other people are disorderly in these years, they live for many years, who are very close to the war.
"It's not too frightening for us now," he said. "Many people believed that the situation in Russia would be increasing, but we just did not know what form it would take."
When Bogdan Callugin, 19, first heard about his brother's martial law, said that he immediately began the violence of social media.
"I saw house-to-house searches and the army can come to your apartment and confiscate your property," he said.
Kalugin says he has no reports of ownership, or in fact no changes have occurred on the ground. But as the election approaches, he is still worried about parts of the law that can limit political opposition and mass gatherings.
"I think the situation has happened, and now it is trying to benefit from it," he said. "It seems to me that the intensification of the conflict is not beneficial for both sides; it is useful for [Russia and Ukraine] to keep it frozen."
Another resident of this city, Eugene Desa, also thinks about his future.
Dzyga, 45, is an actor in the city's theater, who previously played Santa Claus in a Christmas show for children. He is also an inventor of the military and war veteran in eastern Ukraine.
He says he is ready to be nominated for active duty. "I prepared my wallet," he said.
Dzyga supports both Martial Law and Poroshenko, says that if anything, the military would be imposed sooner.
"I think there will be no greater invasion, because war laws have been introduced to help our enemies know that we are ready," he said.