Channel News Asia/AFP: Ukraine president asks NATO to send ships to Sea of Azov
BERLIN: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked NATO members including Germany on Thursday (Nov 29) to send naval vessels to the Sea of Azov to back his country in the standoff with Russia.
“Germany is one of our closest allies, and we hope that states within NATO are now ready to relocate naval ships to the Sea of Azov in order to assist Ukraine and provide security,” he told Germany’s Bild daily.
President Vladimir Putin insisted on Wednesday that Russian forces were right to seize three Ukrainian ships last weekend.
But Poroshenko charged that Putin “wants nothing less than to occupy the sea. The only language he understands is the unity of the Western world.
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