Kyiv: Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia for the first time commented on the conflict in the Kerch Strait. The representative of Russia expressed his opinion at the Russia Calling Investment Forum in Moscow on November 28.
“This is a provocation, of course. A provocation organized by the current government, I think, as the current president, on the eve of the presidential elections in Ukraine in March of next year,” said Vladimir Putin.
Putin noted that the president’s rating is rather low and he has little chance of getting into the second round of elections. “Therefore, it is necessary to do something to exacerbate the situation and create insurmountable obstacles for its competitors, primarily from the opposition,” the president commented.