Poroshenko has said that it expects the West’s actions, not statements about Russia

© Press-service of the President to Ukrainepreteen in Photobacterium of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Archival photoPoroshenko has said that it expects the West’s actions, not statements about Russia© Press office of the President to Ukrainepreteen the image Bank

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said that it expects Western countries actions, and not statements on the background of the incident with the detention violated the border of the Russian ships in the Kerch Strait, but words alone are not enough.

«Statements of the US, G7, EU, and other allies – clear, strong support of Ukraine. But in this situation I think that the Western partners make strong statements, Putin acts. In this situation we must have better coordination to act,» said Poroshenko in an interview to Bloomberg.

The Ukrainian leader said that «the actions do not mean war,» and called for increased NATO presence in the Black and Azov seas.

To a journalist’s question about how did the events in the Kerch Strait in Ukraine’s economy, Poroshenko said that, «definitely not.» «We do not limit any rights, including the rights of economic actors. We have a stable banking system, stable exchange rate,» — said the President.

Earlier, the G7 countries and the EU made statements regarding the incident in the Black sea, they did not mention possible new sanctions against Russia. The EU called on both sides to reduce escalation and to exercise maximum restraint. On Tuesday a senior official of the US state Department said that the incident with the detention of military ships of Ukraine should make the EU to abandon the «Nord stream-2».

Three ships of naval forces of Ukraine «Berdyansk», «Nikopol» and «Yana Kapu» on November 25, violated the border of Russia, included in the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation and moved from the Black sea to Kerch Strait. They maneuvered in a dangerous manner, did not obey the lawful demands of the Russian authorities. The Ukrainian ship with 24 sailors were arrested, three Ukrainian military were wounded, hospitalized and receive medical care, their life is not in danger. After the incident concerning them criminal case on illegal crossing of the state border.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident a provocation, noting that among the crew members of the Ukrainian courts, violated the border of Russia, were two employees of the security service of Ukraine, who actually led the operation. Putin stressed that Russian border guards had performed their functions for the protection of the state border.

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