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KIEV, April 13, /ITAR-TASS/. The National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine has discussed measures for the settlement of the situation in the east of the country, the press service of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament) reported on Sunday.
“A meeting of the National Security and Defence Council was held under the chairmanship of Ukraine’s acting president, chairman of the parliament, Aleksander Turchinov,” the report says. The meeting participants discussed “issues related to normalising the situation in the east of Ukraine.”
The press service did not give any details of the meeting or report about its results.
The extraordinary meeting of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine discussed the possibility of the imposition of a state of emergency in the east of the country, the local television reported earlier. According to unofficial information, taking part in the meeting that considered the situation in the eastern regions of the country were the governors of these regions.
The building of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry where the Council meeting took place during almost three hours, was picketed by protesters who believe that the “meeting on this issue should have been held several weeks ago.