President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of Poland Andrzej Duda.
Petro Poroshenko informed about the brutal act of Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Azov-Black Sea area and the actions of Ukraine in response, including the introduction of the martial law regime
All actions against Ukrainian sailors and ships have been called a brutal violation of international law and, in particular, the Budapest memorandum.
The Head of State called for the increased international pressure on Russia for the immediate release of Ukrainian sailors and ships.
The NATO Secretary General expressed support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and called on Russia to adhere to the norms of international law and freedom of navigation in the waters of the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.
Donald Tusk expressed his concern over Russia’s aggressive actions and the escalation of the situation and declared full support for Ukraine. The President of the European Council assured that he would do everything possible to consolidate the position of the countries of the European Union in support of Ukraine in rebuffing Russian aggression and continuation of sanctions policy.
The President of Poland expressed support for Ukraine and its actions. Poroshenko and Duda also called on the EU to step up sanctions against Russia and bring this matter to the European Council.
The interlocutors coordinated further steps concerning the Russian threat and agreed to continue contacts at the highest level.