President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo. They have discussed the steps for the further counterwork of Russian aggression in Kerch Strait area, as the President’s Administration reported.
“The interlocutors coordinated steps to further counteract Russian aggression against Ukraine, including in the Kerch Strait,” the message reads.
Poroshenko informed the American side “of the act of armed aggression against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait committed by Russia, as well as the relevant steps of the Ukrainian side, in particular, the introduction of the martial law regime.”
The President noted that Russia’s unlawful actions are “unacceptable and should receive the most severe reaction of the international community, including the strengthening of sanctions against the Russian Federation.”
As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. The Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft law approving as a whole a presidential decree on the imposition of martial law in Ukraine.