Arsenal’s Europa League clash at Vorskla Poltava WILL go ahead despite regional political turmoil
Martial law has been declared for 30 days with the country in a state of emergency following the capture of three naval ships and their crews by Russian coastguards off the Crimean coast on Sunday. The incident has led to fears of further conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
Under martial law, military and civil authorities have increased powers over resources and citizens in order to deter a threat. Property can be seized and citizens can see their rights and freedoms restricted, or be called up for military duty.
UEFA has consulted with local official and both clubs and decided the match will be played at the Oleksiy Butovsky Vorskla Stadium at 8.55pm on Thursday.