Poroshenko has discussed with U.S. Senator incident in Azov

Порошенко обсудил с сенатором США инцидент в Азове

Petro Poroshenko and Ronald Johnson

The President met with Ronald Johnson, who expressed support to Ukraine on behalf of the United States.

President Petro Poroshenko took the American Senator Ronald Johnson and thanked Washington for its strong support of Ukraine and condemnation of Russia’s actions in the Kerch Strait. About this later the evening of December 7 reported the press service of the head of state.

“I want to thank for your strong support of our struggle for freedom, democracy and reforms in Ukraine”, − said Poroshenko and said that Russia should immediately release Ukrainian sailors to return three Ukrainian ship.

Senator Johnson, in turn, stressed that the U.S. condemns Russia’s actions and supported Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

“I came to Ukraine for one reason, to show strong support not only of the Senate, not only Congress, not only of the Administration, and the American people. We condemn Russia’s actions. We support the Ukrainian people, the government,” he said.

It is noted that Poroshenko and Johnson pointed out the priority of strengthening international pressure on Russia, including by strengthening sanctions.

We will remind, on November 25, the Russian special forces had seized two Ukrainian boats and tug on approach to Kerch Strait.

Russia accused the Ukrainian side in “dangerous maneuvers” during the approach to the “closed water area of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation”, calling the actions of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait “provocative”.

In connection with the incident Kiev and Moscow exchanged notes of protest, and the President of the United States Donald trump has canceled a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit.

Russia’s actions condemned by NATO and several European countries.

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