Poroshenko: NATO should increase its presence in Black Sea

Poroshenko: NATO should increase its presence in Black Sea

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko underscores the need to increase the presence of NATO warships in the Black Sea due to Russia's aggression and seizure of Ukrainian Navy ships and sailors.

 “We should increase the NATO presence in the Black Sea,” the President in an interview with FoxNews, the press service of the Head of State reports.

At the same time, he noted that "after the illegal annexation of Crimea, the balance [of strength] in the Black Sea was completely ruined".

"Putin uses Crimea for placing missiles there, for significantly increasing the Black sea fleet. It creates extremely big danger and destabilization of the Black Sea," the Head of State said. He did not exclude the possibility of further Russian aggression in the Black Sea "like it happened against the Ukrainian Navy," Petro Poroshenko added.

As the President of Ukraine stressed, it is possible to speak with Vladimir Putin only from a standpoint of strength. “If the global coalition is strong enough, if sanctions, which are extremely efficient, [continue to] work, if all the instruments of pressure tools we have are involved, this conversation will be efficient,” Poroshenko said.

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