President of Ukraine

President: Ukraine needs an increased naval presence of Germany and allies in the Black Sea as a deterrent to Russia

2 December 2018 - 09:15

President: Ukraine needs an increased naval presence of Germany and allies in the Black Sea as a deterrent to Russia

“We need an increased naval presence of Germany and allies in the Black Sea as a deterrent to Russia,” President Petro Poroshenko noted in the interview to Funke Media Group.

The Head of State emphasized: "Russia's aggressive actions are unacceptable. The international community and united Europe must increase pressure on Russia".

"We need a strong, unified, unambiguous reaction to the aggressive behavior of Russia. We must stop the Nord Stream 2. We must now think about new sanctions," Petro Poroshenko said.

He also added that the time had come for a reaction against Russia similar to that after the accident in the British Salisbury, where the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were seriously injured by the nerve-paralytic substance Novichok.

"I believe that the European Council meeting in Brussels in December will be a timely opportunity to consider a situation based on the principle of solidarity and unity with Ukraine," the President said.