The threat of war between Russia and Ukraine has increased — Poroshenko

President Petro Poroshenko said that the threat of an open Russian war against Ukraine above, than last year. He said this in an interview with German newspaper Bild, reports LigaBusinessInform.

President: Ukraine counts on Germany’s continued support in countering Russian aggression

Poroshenko noted that Ukraine is about 8 thousand Russian soldiers under the command of the Russian and new Russian military bases on the border. The Russian Federation also carries out regular exercises.

«Russia is investing a lot in the preparations for war, and we don’t get any explanations,» he said.

According to Poroshenko, for the protection of Ukraine is ready to receive weapons from Germany because we are talking about European security. But the priority should be a diplomatic solution, the President said.

As reported, recently the representative of the headquarters ATO Anton myronovych said that the Ukrainian Donbass forces of anti-Terrorist operations against a group numbering about 40 thousand people, among them more than 7 thousand regular army of the Russian Federation.

Recall President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that Ukraine has irrefutable evidence of crossing the Russian equipment and servicemen of the border with Ukraine and requires rapid response on the relevant facts.

«We have evidence, irrefutable, as satellite imagery and video made by our intelligence, on the border of Ukraine military equipment of the Russian Federation and units of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation», — said Poroshenko on the first in 2016 press conference on January 14 in Kiev speaking about the agenda of the Contact group in Minsk.

As stated Poroshenko, recently, the leader of the Kremlin has publicly acknowledged the Russian military presence in Donbass. The Kremlin regime supports and finances terrorist activities in the conflict zone and the rest of Ukraine.

President: Ukraine counts on Germany’s continued support in countering Russian aggression

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with a delegation of the Committee on European Affairs of the German Bundestag headed by Chairman of the Committee Gunther Krichbaum during the visit parliamentarians in Ukraine.

The head of state expressed gratitude for the close attention of the Bundestag on the question of peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas and support of Ukraine in countering Russian aggression, restoring the territorial integrity.

The President stressed the importance of the policy of sanctions against the aggressor: «Sanctions are an effective mechanism that urges Russia to fulfill the Minsk agreements», — he said.

Petro Poroshenko also welcomed the results of talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on 1 February 2016, which reaffirmed the shared vision of parties on the implementation of Minsk agreements and continuation of sanctions. In this context, the President of Ukraine stressed the necessity of preserving the unity of the European Union.

Representatives of the German Bundestag confirmed that the sanctions are «working». In turn, the head of the German delegation Gunter Krihbaum added that «Ukraine can count on the full support of Germany» and pledged that the sanctions will remain until Russia does not fulfill Minsky arrangements.

During the meeting it was noted the fundamental importance of the continuation of Ukraine’s course on the implementation of a broad program of systemic reforms that will contribute to enhancing political stability, the introduction of a system of fair justice, the implementation of an effective anti-corruption policy, economic growth and comprehensive rapprochement with the European Union.

Petro Poroshenko stressed the importance of the introduction of the EU visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens.

In the context of the discussion of issues of energy cooperation, the Ukrainian President noted that Ukraine counts on the solidarity of EU project «Northern stream-2».

The threat of war between Russia and Ukraine has increased — Poroshenko 03.02.2016

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