The Emergencies Ministry sees no grounds to introduce a state of emergency in Ukraine due to the flu epidemic.
"The situation at present is under control and predictable, and there is no need to announce a state of emergency," the director of the civil protection department of the Emergencies Ministry, Vasyl Kvashuk, said during a phone-in in Kyiv on Nov. 6.
He noted that a state of emergency can be introduced by the Verkhovna Rada at the request of the president.
At the same time, the emergency rule can be imposed only if there is a threat to citizens' lives and steps can be taken to stop the widening of this threat, Kvashuk said.
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