In the Crimea suggested why Poroshenko imposes martial law

© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Krylovia in fotomasterskie Strait connecting the Black and Azov seas, closed for the passage of civilian ships for security purposes because of the provocation of the ships of the Ukrainian NavyIn the Crimea suggested why Poroshenko imposes martial law© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Krylovidnymi the image Bank

The introduction of martial law for 60 days dictated by the desire of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to convince US to bet on his candidacy in the upcoming Ukraine elections, said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Public chamber of the Crimea Alexander Formanchuk.

The FSB has previously stated that the ships of naval forces of Ukraine «Berdyansk», «Nikopol» and «Yana Kapu» violated the Russian border, did not respond to the legitimate demands of accompanying ships and boats of the border service of the FSB and Russia’s black sea fleet to stop immediately and dangerous maneuvering, they were detained.

The Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine earlier decided to impose martial law in the country for 60 days. The decision must be approved by Parliament, which will convene for an extraordinary meeting to consider this matter on Monday at 17.00 GMT. Poroshenko said that the introduction of martial law in the country does not mean an immediate mobilization will include the preparation of reservists of the first stage.

«Poroshenko has no confidence in winning the election (of the President of Ukraine in March 2019), he might not even reach the second round. In this regard, it is important that Washington did rely on him, put him in charge in these elections. These determine the tactics of his behavior,» said Formanchuk.

According to the analyst, if necessary, Poroshenko will be able to extend the terms of martial law, in order not to cancel the elections and stay in office.

«He has requested the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for 60 days on the introduction of martial law. And keep the tension in the society: if necessary, extend it and just remove the elections from the agenda. But the main thing is to convince US that the best President in Ukraine today is not to use a bridgehead against Russia,» the expert added.

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