President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko considers it necessary to increase the naval presence of Germany and the allies in the Black Sea. The president said this in an interview with the German Funke Media Group, the presidential press service reports.
“We need an increased naval presence of Germany and allies in the Black Sea as a deterrent for Russia,” Poroshenko said.
In addition, he stressed that Russia's aggressive actions are unacceptable and the international community should increase pressure on Russia.
“We need a strong, unified, unequivocal response to Russia's aggressive behavior. We must stop 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, as it was after the incident in Salisbury, where former Russian spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by the nerve paralytic substance.
“I believe that the meeting of the European Council in Brussels in December will be a timely opportunity to consider a situation basing on the principle of solidarity and unity with Ukraine,” Poroshenko stressed.
Earlier, Poroshenko has stated that one of the possible options for supporting Ukraine in the Azov crisis might be the entry of several NATO ships into the Black Sea.