Ukraine's Parliament has condemned the use of force that has led to deaths of people, and banned counter-terrorism operations, which were announced by chiefs of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)

The enactment was backed by 236 out of the 238 MPs registered in the session hall for voting on Thursday evening, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

In keeping with the parliament's enactment, the Interior Ministry should stop blocking roads and bridges, squares and streets in Kyiv and other cities and towns. Besides, the ministry should send all law enforcement officers back to the places of their permanent deployment.

What is more, the Defense Ministry of Ukraine should prohibit the involvement of the country's armed forces in the counter-terrorism operations.

The lawmakers also instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to cancel its decision to restrict entry of vehicles to Kyiv.

The enactment is to become effective since the day of its adoption.

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