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ON UKRAINE AND MARTIAL LAW
(From a journalist friend in ukraine. Edited for anonymity and clarity.)
—“Hi, … I can’t get a feeling for the reasons behind the martial law request from the Rada. I can see both good and bad reasons to ask. Can you help me?”—
Hello Curt !
I think, this decision was logical. The goal of the Russian Federation is to continue the war; to inflict economic losses on Ukraine; to destabilize the state in such a way as to avoid a further wave of sanctions.
Without Ukraine’s response, the enemy will feel they can act with impunity – besides, it is a demonstration of Russian aggression in the face of the whole world.
This policy will facilitate the provision of earlier sanctions inside the country, and such a situation can play a political role for the authorities in Ukraine.
–“And, by any chance, are the oligarchs a target of this policy?”–
It’s possible since they monopolize the television. But we must wait and see. It is an interesting time to be a journalist.