Klitschko imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol in Kyiv from March 1.

The mayor of the Ukrainian capital Vitali Klitschko said that a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages will be introduced in Kiev from March 1.

He stressed that the owners of shops and pharmacies should not raise prices for food, essential goods and medicines, “taking advantage of the situation.”

Earlier, Klitschko said that under martial law in Ukraine, looters in Kyiv will be “neutralized” without warning.

Before that, the mayor of Kyiv announced the beginning of the defense of Kyiv. He urged residents to stay at home or in shelters and come out only after the end of the air alarm. The mayor advised citizens to stock up on water, food and essential goods.

The city also imposed a curfew. The authorities warned of a ban on movement at night and departure from the capital without restrictions.