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Peskov Gives Non-Statement About Ukraine

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In possibly the least effective way of speaking on behalf of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov said that Ukraine’s affairs and the declaration of martial law are matters important only to Ukraine.  The headline of the article on the Russian government’s official website implies something different, however. Peskov warned of the possible consequences of martial law in Ukraine.  

Why would Peskov say something so peaceable and nice about Ukraine but the headline implies “possible consequences” are heading their way?  His non-statement statement is saying we’re watching, we’re waiting, but we intend to actually do nothing.

This is not a statement of a country about to invade Ukraine. This does not even appear to be a deception, distracting away from an imminent invasion. 

If a Russian invasion of Ukraine was imminent, Peskov would be spewing out firey statements, buildup up momentum, and rallying the Russian people for a patriotic action. 

No, this is too low key, Russia is blowing smoke. 

The only thing that doesn’t sit well with me is PM Dmitry Medvedev. Why does his name appear in the Signals Intelligence intercepts of the Russian fleet that rammed the Ukrainian boats? 

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11/27/2018 12:26
Category: Power

Peskov warned of the possible consequences of martial law in Ukraine

The Kremlin called Kiev’s decision to impose martial law in a number of regions on Ukraine’s internal affairs, but warned that this could lead to an escalation of tension in the south-east.

“This is an internal affair of Ukraine,” the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters, “but, of course, against the background of the electoral process, of course, a similar step, like the imposition of martial law, has a special, slightly camouflaged color.

“Potentially, the imposition of martial law in a number of regions may pose a threat to the escalation of tension in the conflict area – meaning the south-east,” the Kremlin representative did not rule out.

On the reaction of the Russian Federation to the martial law in the border areas and bringing the Ukrainian army to the highest degree of combat readiness Peskov suggested asking the Russian military. He reiterated that potentially such actions of Kiev are dangerous because of the escalation of tensions in the area of ​​contact in south-eastern Ukraine.

Answering the question of whether the G20 summit or the meeting with the American leader Donald Trump will be a theme for the Kerch Strait in Argentina , Peskov said: “Discussion of the incident is not a topic for the summit, but if questions are raised during bilateral meetings the president on the sidelines of the summit, no one should have any doubt that the president will give an exhaustive explanation. “