Political scientist Zharikhin: Zelensky can justify the martial law regime with a coup
to justify the introduction of martial law in the country, said political scientist, deputy director of the Institute of CIS Countries Vladimir Zharikhin. In a conversation with “Lenta.ru”, he suggested that the politician plans in this way to rally around himself the people who have turned their backs on the head of state.
Zelensky said earlier that he had received information about the upcoming coup d'etat in Ukraine on December 1.
Zharikhin found the logic of the Ukrainian president's actions strange. According to him, in the event that reliable information is received about an impending coup d'état, there are arrests first, and only then there are speeches at press conferences.
“Therefore, I can assume that this is another attempt by Zelensky to rally around himself an increasingly rejecting population. Apparently, the Russian threat is no longer working so well, they no longer believe in it. There are disaffected masses, retired politicians, coordination against the current head of state. I will assume that he decided to postpone the Russian offensive a bit, to unwind the Akhmetov coup in order to shout later that the homeland is in danger, and the horses in the crossing are not being changed, ”the political scientist believes.
He added that The loud statement of the Ukrainian leader may also be related to yesterday's rumors that Zelensky will introduce martial law in the country from December 1. Zharikhin noted that a coup d'etat is an excellent reason that can justify such a serious measure.
“Zelensky may well say that he is trying to prevent a coup, and it is for this reason that he is introducing a state of emergency. True, I'm not sure that he will be able to implement this plan. [ex-President Petro] Poroshenko, if you remember, also tried to do something similar, the state of emergency was announced, but in reality it did not work at all, “the source recalled to Lenta.ru.
In May 2019 businessman Igor Kolomoisky said that during the presidential campaign, Zelensky was supported by all local oligarchs. According to him, Akhmetov also had a positive attitude to the candidacy of the President of Ukraine.