All of these (Crazy Channel incidents) were apparently taken into account in the election campaign in Ukraine. Ke Palace issued a message saying.
According to the Russian satellite news agency on the 28th, Kegong said that after the Russian-Ukraine warship conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Merkel talked about the dangerous events that occurred in the Azov-Blackwaters on the 25th. Putin said that he hopes that Berlin will exert influence on the Ukrainian government and persuade him not to take further rash actions.
The U.S. warships have seriously violated the norms of national law and ignored the peaceful passage rules of the territorial waters of the Russian Federation. Putin said that he was deeply worried about Kiev's decision to prepare its armed forces and declare military status.
Ke Gong News stressed that this series of activities is related to the Ukrainian campaign, and the Ukrainian leadership is fully responsible for causing another conflict situation and related risks.
On the same day, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also said that this is politics. This is the means of election, that is, political means. This is also the case within Ukraine. I think so.
It is obvious that the current President Poroshenko did not have the opportunity to win the election in the current situation, and may even have no chance to enter the second round of the election. In order to reach some resolutions that have a political advantage over the current president, the incident in the Kerch Strait was provoked. This is the means of election.
Medvedev said that the implementation of wartime conditions in Ukraine would pose serious problems for the country's economy and would not help improve relations with Russia. Any action will only lead to a deterioration of the situation in Ukraine.
On the 25th, three Ukrainian warships crossed the Russian border and sailed to the Kerch Strait (the junction of the Black Sea and the Azov Sea), and Russia blocked the passage of Uzbekistan on the grounds of unauthorized permission. During the confrontation, Russian ships opened fire on the U.S. warships and seized three U.S. warships that hardened the sea. The relationship between Russia and Ukraine was intensified.
On the 26th, Ukrainian President Poroshenko announced on the 26th that the country entered a 30-day wartime state from 9:00 on November 28. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence also announced that the country's armed forces entered a state of full readiness in accordance with the orders of the Chief of Staff. This is the first time that Ukraine has been in wartime since its independence in 1991.
Proshenko said that wartime status does not mean declaring war. Uzbekistan does not want to have a war with anyone. The wartime state is based on strengthening defense needs.
He said that the time limit recommended by the National Security and Defense Commission is 60 days, and he will propose to the parliament for 30 days to determine that the time limit is to prevent the wartime state from affecting the beginning of the election campaign.
Analysis said that the implementation of the wartime state is a trick that Poroshenko played to influence the election and to preserve the presidency.
Ukraine will hold presidential and parliamentary elections at the end of March and October 2019, respectively. RT News previously reported that the president's support rate of President Poroshenko fell to a minimum four months before the Ukrainian presidential election. According to recent polls, only 7.8% of Ukrainians are preparing to vote for the current Ukrainian leader in the March election. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko leads with 18.5% of the vote, and Poroshenko even lags behind Ukrainian famous comedian Vladimir Zelensky. Zelensky ranked second with 10.8% of the vote, but he has not confirmed whether he will stand for election.
There are also analysts saying that Ukraine is using the wartime state to speak to the West and calling on NATO to intervene in the conflict. If so, the strategy has worked well. Western countries have condemned Russia and expressed support for Ukraine. The EU's rotating presidency, Austria, said it will discuss whether to impose additional sanctions on Russia next month.