The only positive point that the martial law will bring is censorship of information, the People’s Deputy from Petro Poroshenko Bloc Victor Chumak said in the comment to the GORDON .
"In this case we will shut up hysterics, panic-mongers, television and radio, Facebook and the Internet, and all reports will be censored. It is an extremely positive fact," the people’s deputy reported.
In his opinion, the law on martial law adopted in 2000 is not relevant today.
"The law on martial law was prepared in 2000 when nobody could imagine in which situation the country would find itself. It designates martial law as direct aggression and direct declaration of war. The law specifies all the necessary elements for the martial law, but are they necessary now? Introduction of the martial law suggests our declaration of war. If we introduce the martial law in two regions without declaring the aggressor, not mentioning that we are at war against Russia, we admit that we have civil war. And the Russian propaganda will say that we have declared war to Donetsk and Lugansk regions," Chumak stated.
The people’s deputy considers that there is no need to rush with the martial law.
"If we call Russia a direct aggressor, as a matter of fact, we will declare war to Russia. And the Russian propaganda will say the same. Theoretically, we then get a front in the Crimea, a front in Transnistria, and a front along the eastern border from Mariupol to Chernigov, which is two thousand five hundred kilometres long. I think that it is not a very reasonable solution. This solution will not provide an answer to the current situation," Chumak said.