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“If the peace plan fails, there is no alternative to martial law and mobilization of all resources of the country,” the speaker said. The possibility to declare martial law is set in the Constitution, he said.
“If the president makes the decision to submit such a decree, the parliament will always support it,” he said.
“Donbass [the industrial east of Ukraine] should not be turned into a zone of frozen conflict. This is our task,” the speaker said.
On September 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a seven-point peace plan for eastern Ukraine urging the conflicting sides to end offensive operations. He also called for the pullback of armed forces out of shelling range of civilian areas, an end to airstrikes, an exchange of all detainees, opening of humanitarian corridors, repairing damaged infrastructure and deploying international observers to monitor the ceasefire.