Valery Skorokhodov: Poroshenko’s regime desperate for martial law to enhance power at any cost

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister revealed a bit of Pyotr Poroshenko’s plans, declaring the seizure of the territories of the Donbass and the Crimea as the key goal of imposing martial law. This opinion was shared with DAN by the deputy of the DPR People’s Council, the head of the Donetsk Republic faction, Valery Skorohodov.

“Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin outlined the key goal of imposing martial law: the occupation of the Crimea and the Donbass. Based on the fact that for the almost five-year term of the rule of the Poroshenko regime, his charges did not succeed in accomplishing this, they are unlikely to achieve this in the next month. Thus, Klimkin slightly has opened a bit of Poroshenko’s plans, which seem to include the extension of the martial law regime,” Valery Skorokhodov believes.

He noted that the Kiev authorities, while continuing to call the Crimea Ukrainian territory, nevertheless did not include the peninsula in the list of regions onto which martial law would extend. According to the parliamentarian, the list includes only the territories in which the Poroshenko regime, seeking to “retain power at any cost”, expects to seriously restrict the rights and freedoms of citizens and conduct a tough information campaign before the elections.

Recently the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin during his speech at the Verkhovna Rada declared “the liberation of the occupied territories” as the key goal of imposing martial law. According to Ukraine, the occupied territories are the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Crimea.

We shall recall that the National Security Council of Ukraine proposed to introduce martial law because of the situation in the Kerch Strait. On the evening of November 26, the corresponding bill was considered and adopted by the Verkhovna Rada. According to the document, a special legal regime will be introduced in ten regions of Ukraine from nine in the morning on November 28. The list includes regions bordering with the Russian Federation and Transnistria, parts of the DPR and LPR controlled by Kiev, and also adjacent to the waters of the Azov and Black Seas. The term of the special legal regime is 30 days.

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