Donetsk, Nov 29 - DAN. Ukrainian leaders ordered heads of administrations, borderguards and law-enforcers to detain Donbass Republics residents and coerce them to work, Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Daniil Bezsonov said on Thursday citing intelligence reports.

“According to our information, Ukraine’s political leadership, in accordance with martial law legislation, ordered the heads of occupation administrations, borderguards and law-enforcement bodies to detain Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics residents and force them to work for the benefit of Ukraine’s defence capability,” Bezsonov said.

Ukrainian road police have tightened control over civilian vehicles in the regions under martial law, according to the spokesman. Also, Ukrainian authorities will  check all cross-country vehicles and trucks against Defence Ministry databases and commandeer these means of transportation in Ukrainian interests.

“We strongly recommend our citizens not to visit the occupied territory without sound reasons in order not to become a hostage to forced mobilisation implemented by Ukrainian ringleaders,” Bezsonov said.

On November 26, Ukraine’s Verkhovnaya Rada (parliament) approved the bill to introduce martial law in ten regions of the country for 30 days. The list comprises the provinces bordering on Russia and Transniestria, the Kiev-controlled parts of the DPR and the LPR and Sea of Azov and Black Sea coast areas.

Martial law is imposed across Ukraine or some of its areas in accordance with the law “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law” to provide military authorities and leadership with unlimited power.*jk