President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called on the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance to send warships to the Sea of Azov.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called on the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) to send warships to the Sea of Azov after Russia's attack on Ukrainian sailors in the Kerch Strait. «Livyi bereh» reports about it with reference to the German edition Bild.
«Germany is one of the closest allies, and we hope that the NATO states are ready to send ships to the Sea of Azov to support Ukraine and ensure security,» Poroshenko said, commenting on the seizure of Ukrainian naval vessels by Russia.
Ukrainian president noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin sees himself as a «Russian emperor», and Ukraine as a colony of Russia. After the occupation of the Crimea and Donbas, the Azov Sea became the next target.
«The only language that Putin understands is the cohesion of the Western world,» Poroshenko stressed. «We cannot accept this aggressive policy of Russia, first it was Crimea, then Eastern Ukraine, now he wants the Sea of Azov.» Germany also has to ask itself: what will Putin do next time if we do not stop him? «
Recall that martial law was introduced in Ukraine because of Russia's aggression in the Sea of Azov: on November 25, a Russian border ship rammed a Ukrainian tug in the Sea of Azov. In the evening of the same day, the Russian special forces captured three Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait, six Ukrainian sailors were wounded.