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Curfew in Kyiv to be reduced, probably from March 26 – military administration

KYIV. March 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The curfew in Kyiv will be shortened by one hour – it will start an hour later, at 24:00, and operate, as before, until 5:00, Kyiv City Military Administration said on the Telegram channel of on Friday.

“After resolving the issue of improving the system of engineering barriers, procedural coordination is now underway regarding the timing and procedure for changing the duration of the curfew in Kyiv. According to the working version, most likely from March 26, 2023, the curfew in the capital of Ukraine will be reduced. Starting from the specified date, it will last from 24:00 to 05:00 daily, “said head of the City Military Administration Serhiy Popko.

According to him, the military administration was working on this issue together with the command of the Grouping of Forces and means of Defense of the city of Kyiv in response to numerous petitions and methodically introduced new security measures that would reduce the curfew period.

“The curfew reduction is consistent with the goal of improving logistics in the capital of Ukraine, promoting sustainable development of industry, entrepreneurship and the economy as a whole. The new curfew period will increase the travel time of public transport for the convenience of Kyiv residents and guests of the city of Kyiv. Also, shortening the duration should help reduce social tension, increase production, and create new jobs. Service sector enterprises will also be able to extend their working hours,” the head of the military administration said.

At the same time, Popko stressed that the war continues, threats to Kyiv and its residents still exist, and if there are grounds, security measures can be strengthened, including increasing the duration of the curfew.

The military administration recalled that during the curfew it is forbidden to be on the street and in other public places, as well as to move by transport or on foot. If a person is on the street at a prohibited time, the curfew patrol has the right to detain him, check his documents, establish the reason for the violation of the curfew, inspect things, the vehicle and even the premises of the detainee.