Ukraine extends martial law until August

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Ukraine has extended martial law for three months until August 23.

President Volodymyr Zelensky first signed the decree, along with a general call for military mobilization, on February 24 and has since extended it for a month on two occasions.

On Sunday, Ukraine's parliament voted by an absolute majority for a third extension, while Russia continues to focus its offensive in the eastern Donbas region.

Zelensky's representative in the Constitutional Court, Fedir Venislavskyy, has said that the decision to extend it for 90 days this time is because a "counterattack requires more time than defense".

According to martial law, Ukrainian men aged 18-60 are prohibited from leaving the country unless they have special exceptions, writes BBC./21Media