«Elections are coming»: the readers of the German media — on the military situation in Ukraine

© RIA Novosti / Press service of the President to Ukrainepreteen in photobacteria soldiers. Archival photo«Elections are coming»: the readers of the German media — on the military situation in Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Press service of the President to Ukrainepreteen the image Bank

German media, including the newspaper Die Welt and Die Zeit, wrote about the Kyiv’s introduction of martial law after the incident with the violation of Ukrainian ships to the Russian border in the Kerch Strait. The publication provoked a keen response from readers in the comments.

Earlier on Monday, the Verkhovna Rada approved the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the introduction of martial law in ten regions of the country, particularly Lugansk and Donetsk, and inland waters of the Azov-Kerch water area for 30 days.

Many users have expressed the view that the imposition of martial law is due to the low rating of Poroshenko and his desire to postpone the upcoming elections.

«Who will benefit? Most likely, Poroshenko and his oligarchs!», — wrote Egoldr.

«It is obvious that the oligarch Poroshenko, wants to distract from the corruption cases. In Ukraine presidential elections and Poroshenko’s rating is currently, according to polls, is barely five percent,» said Frank R. in the comments under the article of the newspaper Die Welt.

«In March elections. The billionaire, according to surveys, nine percent rating. And with the introduction of martial law he enhanced,» opined Rafael K.

«Ukraine deliberately violate the border of Russia with warships, is now pushing for martial law and the notorious five per cent Poroshenko doesn’t have to come to the polls next spring, but the blame, of course, Russia…,» said Hans M.

At the same time, some readers accused the authorities of Russia and Ukraine in the conduct of «political games», from which ordinary people suffer.

«Great and mighty playing the surreal game. The population postrequest misinformation and propaganda to fratricide. As in all wars. Little people always become victims,» said Martin B.

On the morning of 25 November, the Ukrainian military ship «Berdyansk», «Nikopol» and «Yana Kapu» crossed the state border of Russia, breaking the 19 and article 21 of the UN Convention on the law of the sea.

Ships came in temporarily closed the Russian waters and in a few hours was performing dangerous maneuvers, while not responding to the demands of Russian border guards.

The result against the perpetrators used weapons. All three ships were detained about 20 kilometers from the Russian coast and 50 km South-West from the usual place of passage of vessels on the Kerch Strait under the Crimean bridge.

«Elections are coming»: the readers of the German media — on the military situation in Ukraine© RIA Novosti, Infografiken the situation in Ukraine

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