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USA: Poroshenko compares Russia to 'hooligan in the street'02:49

USA: Poroshenko compares Russia to 'hooligan in the street'

United States, Baltimore, MD
September 27, 2018 at 22:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended a US Coast Guard ceremony marking the transfer of two former 110-foot Coast Guard cutters to Ukraine in Baltimore on Thursday.

During the ceremony, Poroshenko likened Russia to a "hooligan in the street" with regard to Crimea's secession and the crisis in Donbass.

"Russia is testing waters for possible offensive from the sea, Azov Sea. Like a hooligan in the street, Moscow makes a blow and if no reaction follows then it makes another blow. So it is our task to reassure the Kremlin for our resolve to protect Ukraine's shore as we did on the land of Donbass."

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended a US Coast Guard ceremony marking the transfer of two former 110-foot Coast Guard cutters to Ukraine in Baltimore on Thursday.

During the ceremony, Poroshenko likened Russia to a "hooligan in the street" with regard to Crimea's secession and the crisis in Donbass.

"Russia is testing waters for possible offensive from the sea, Azov Sea. Like a hooligan in the street, Moscow makes a blow and if no reaction follows then it makes another blow. So it is our task to reassure the Kremlin for our resolve to protect Ukraine's shore as we did on the land of Donbass."

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