Ukrainian President: Putin refuses to talk about Kerch Strait incident because he has nothing to say

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin is disingenuous when saying that the reason he is refusing a telephone conversation because of the election process in Ukraine. In Poroshenko’s opinion, the head of the Kremlin simply has nothing to say.

At a press conference on Sunday, the President of Ukraine said: “When, during the act of aggression, I called him to talk, he refused to have a conversation not because, as he explains, the election process in Ukraine. He refused because he has nothing to say.”

Poroshenko believes that Putin did not expect that Ukraine will be able to collect evidence so quickly regarding Russia’s attack on the Ukrainian ships near the Kerch Strait. According to him, Ukraine has satellite imagery, audio interceptions, and video confirming the illegal nature of the seizure of Ukrainian ships.

“He wasn’t ready for this and had nothing to say. That is why, he refused the conversation,” said the President of Ukraine.

On November 25th, in the Kerch Strait, Russian border guard ships attacked and seized two Ukrainian ships and a tugboat. All 24 sailors on board were captured.

Ukraine regarded this as an act of military aggression and introduced Martial law in 10 regions bordering Russia until December 26, 2018.

  Poroshenko, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Kerch Strait, Crimea