Martial law possible if Ukraine conflict escalates: Poroshenko

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that he is ready to introduce martial law throughout the country if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east escalates.

Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that he is ready to introduce martial law throughout the country if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east escalates.

"The government and parliament are ready to introduce martial law throughout Ukraine," Poroshenko told a cabinet meeting ahead of peace talks in Minsk.

"I will not hesitate with this decision, if the actions of the aggressor lead to further escalation."

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