The military has no official legal basis for seizing any property of Ukrainians living in areas where military law was introduced, said Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Rodion Tymoshenko.
Military law does not provide for the confiscation of private property of Ukrainians. This was November 28 at a briefing in Kiev, Ukrainian Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Rodion Tymoshenko, told Ukrainian "Pravda".
He stressed that the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the introduction of martial law does not restrict the right of citizens to seize vehicles or housing in favor of soldiers.
"We do not intend to use … or other measures, such as the introduction of a curfew and so on. At present there is no official legal basis for this," Tymoshenko said.
Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Ivan Rusnak called on citizens to call the police in such cases.
"If someone in camouflage comes to take a cow or car, or the police is nearby. Contact the police – and such villains just have to be arrested and further explored," he explained.
Rusnak noted that the Ministry of Defense "has enough funds and transport to carry out all planned shipments".
Regarding the seizure of Russian Ukrainian ships in the area of the Kerch Strait on November 26, the Verkhovna Rada supported the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to impose a military law in 30 days.
Speaking on November 26th with an appeal to compatriots, Poroshenko said: "In the decree I do not propose any measures related to the restriction of citizens' rights and freedoms, the introduction of censorship and the like."
On December 28, the president signed a law approving a decree on the introduction of military law.
According to the decision, on November 26, in 10 regions of Ukraine, military laws began to apply.