The Ukrainian government on Monday imposed martial law for one month in parts of the country that are vulnerable to a possible military action from Russia, with the Kremlin saying it will trigger hostilities with pro-Moscow rebel-held east of the country.

‘see there are no strings attached’ 

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the extraordinary measure was needed to strengthen Ukraine’s defenses as there was the “extremely serious” threat of a land invasion.

“I have a document of intelligence in my hands … Here on several pages is a detailed description of all the forces of the enemy located at a distance of literally several dozens of kilometers from our border. Ready at any moment for an immediate invasion of Ukraine,” he said, according to Reuters.

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