The decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to introduce martial law in the occupied territories of Ukraine is an attempt to legalize robbery before "difficult decisions". This was stated by the adviser to the head of the Office of the President Mykhailo Podolyak.
"It doesn't matter to us how the Kremlin calls the aggression against Ukraine in its normative and legal documents: 'special operation', 'counter-terrorist measures' or 'martial position,'" he said.
According to him, Ukraine has been in a state of full-scale war with Russia for eight months, and the rest is a play on words for Russian TV viewers.
"From a practical point of view, the decision to introduce martial law can only be considered as an attempt to legalize the confiscation of Ukrainian property by the Russian security forces in the face of future "difficult decisions". In this case, only one thing can be stated: it was not the "party of war" that won in the Kremlin, but the "party" looters," Podolyak added.