The Kremlin has called the possible introduction of martial law in Ukraine, “electoral intrigue”
The possible introduction of martial law in Ukraine because of the incident with the detention of Ukrainian courts in Kerch Strait reminiscent of “electoral intrigue,” said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
“Haven’t introduced, but, of course, given the pre-election situation in Ukraine, this decision, of course, smacks of electoral politics. Of course, the electoral challenge, waving the flag of war, is wrong and dangerous, from our point of view,” — said the representative of the Kremlin. To the question whether Russia is ready to mobilize its troops, Mr. Sands did not answer.
25 Nov in the Kerch Strait, the FSB detained three Ukrainian vessel with 23 sailors. To “force stop” ships of the Russian frontier guards used the weapon, as a result, three Ukrainian military were wounded. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called Kiev’s actions “a clear provocation”. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko demanded from Russia to release the detainees of the court and sailors. Today the Verkhovna Rada will decide on the introduction of martial law.