The mayor of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Saturday cancelled a curfew he had announced just hours earlier for the next day without providing further explanation.
“New information from the military command: the Kyiv curfew will not enter into force tomorrow,” mayor Vitali Klitschko announced on Telegram.
The usual overnight curfew from 8:00 pm (1800 GMT) to 07:00 am (0500 GMT) would hold but people would “be able to freely move around Kyiv on Sunday during the day”, he added.
On Saturday morning, Klitschko had said a fresh curfew would be imposed on the capital from Saturday evening until Monday morning.
He had said it would “start from 8:00 pm Saturday and last until 7:00 am on Monday”, with residents only allowed out “to seek shelter if sirens go off”. Public transport, shops, pharmacies and petrol pumps were to be closed.
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Curfew has been imposed several times in Kyiv since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24.
The previous curfew lasted 35 hours between March 21 and 23.