The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to introduce a state of emergency in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk said, Interfax reports.
"In accordance with the Code of Civil Defense of Ukraine, the Cabinet adopted a decision to recognize a state of emergency on the state level. The Ukrainian government has decided to impose the state of emergency in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions," said Yatsenyuk.
Prime Minister Yatsenyuk will serve as the head of the special government-created commission. According to Yatsenyuk, the state of emergency was introduced to coordinate actions of government bodies to ensure safety of citizens.