Dmitry Medvedev Photo: Yekaterina Shtukina / RIA Novosti
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has linked the provocation of the Ukrainian military ships in the Kerch Strait with the election plans of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. It is reported by TASS on Tuesday, November 27.
According to the Prime Minister, Poroshenko has no chance of winning the election and even, perhaps, to reach the second round. “And in order to achieve certain political advantageous for the President and was, apparently, taken this is a provocation,” he said.
Medvedev added that the introduction of martial law may result in the cancellation of the elections in March next year. Despite the fact that the situation in the Kerch Strait will create problems for the economy of Ukraine, the Kiev authorities can use it to improve the confidence of the population, concluded the head of the Cabinet.
On the eve of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the introduction of martial law in some areas of the country for 30 days. The bill was introduced by Poroshenko.
25 Nov border Department of the FSB of Russia detained in the area of the Kerch Strait, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers illegally crossed the Russian border and began a dangerous maneuver. In Russia, in fact the incident a criminal case. The Ukrainian side insists on the illegality of the actions of Russian border guards.
Video, photo All from Russia.