The Ukrainain Armed Forces have been brought into a full combat readiness following a meeting of the military cabinet of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, which took place last night over the November 25 maritime incident in the Black Sea.
Збройні Сили України приведені у бойову готовність “повнаˮ / Armed Forces of Ukraine are brought to combat readiness "…
Poroshenko also introduced a decision to impose a matrial law across the country. The decision is yet to be approved by the Ukrainian Parliament. It will be voted during its urgent session later today.
The introduction of the martial law allows to delay the 2019 presidential election in Ukraine, which is currently set to be held on March 31, 2019. According polls, Poroshenko will highly likely lose his presidential post if the election happens now. The armed conflict and martial law can allow him to change the situation in his favor.
Such a conflict would also allow Ukraine’s “Western partners” to boost their military presence in the country and the nearby region thus further destabilizing the situation.