This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Ukraine: Moscow 'testing the strength of the global order' - Poroshenko 02:26

Ukraine: Moscow 'testing the strength of the global order' - Poroshenko

Ukraine, Vasylkiv
December 1, 2018 at 23:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned that Russia is building up its military presence along the border with Ukraine, while speaking at a military event celebrating the transfer of new hardware to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Vasylkiv on Saturday.

According to Poroshenko, Russia allegedly deployed more than 80,000 troops, 1,400 artillery and multiple rocket launch systems, 900 tanks, 2300 armoured combat vehicles, 500 aircraft and 300 helicopters in the border area.

"The Kremlin is further testing the strength of the global order. If the world agrees, the Sea of Azov and then the Black Sea will be turned into a Russian lake. This is an enormous threat and together, with our allies, we are searching for an appropriate response to it," Ukrainian leader said.

He also stressed that Kiev's primary target was now to strengthen the Ukrainian army.

Ukraine: Moscow 'testing the strength of the global order' - Poroshenko 02:26
Pool for subscribers only
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned that Russia is building up its military presence along the border with Ukraine, while speaking at a military event celebrating the transfer of new hardware to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Vasylkiv on Saturday.

According to Poroshenko, Russia allegedly deployed more than 80,000 troops, 1,400 artillery and multiple rocket launch systems, 900 tanks, 2300 armoured combat vehicles, 500 aircraft and 300 helicopters in the border area.

"The Kremlin is further testing the strength of the global order. If the world agrees, the Sea of Azov and then the Black Sea will be turned into a Russian lake. This is an enormous threat and together, with our allies, we are searching for an appropriate response to it," Ukrainian leader said.

He also stressed that Kiev's primary target was now to strengthen the Ukrainian army.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
04:09
USA: Secretary of State Blinken announces 'Khashoggi ban' against 76 SaudisUSA: Secretary of State Blinken announces 'Khashoggi ban' against 76 Saudis
February 26, 2021 at 22:33 GMT +00:00
00:44
USA: Massive industrial fire in Compton blackens LA skyUSA: Massive industrial fire in Compton blackens LA sky
February 26, 2021 at 19:04 GMT +00:00
01:22
Kazakhstan: Flamingos unexpectedly land on Karakol Lake in winter Kazakhstan: Flamingos unexpectedly land on Karakol Lake in winter
February 26, 2021 at 21:17 GMT +00:00
04:42
12th century Hammam discovered during Seville bar renovation12th century Hammam discovered during Seville bar renovation
February 26, 2021 at 11:38 GMT +00:00
03:08
State of Palestine: Tensions as Hebron marks 27 years since Ibrahimi Mosque massacreState of Palestine: Tensions as Hebron marks 27 years since Ibrahimi Mosque massacre
February 26, 2021 at 17:24 GMT +00:00
04:29
Want a new house? New York company can now print it for you in just two days!Want a new house? New York company can now print it for you in just two days!
February 26, 2021 at 15:03 GMT +00:00
01:53
Armenia: Drone footage captures anti-Pashinyan protest in YerevanArmenia: Drone footage captures anti-Pashinyan protest in Yerevan
February 26, 2021 at 21:44 GMT +00:00
01:28
Armenia: Protesters camp outside parliament, demand Pashinyan’s resignation Armenia: Protesters camp outside parliament, demand Pashinyan’s resignation
February 26, 2021 at 12:49 GMT +00:00
00:44
Argentina: Two daughters of Maradona appear before prosecutors for further testimonyArgentina: Two daughters of Maradona appear before prosecutors for further testimony
February 27, 2021 at 04:48 GMT +00:00
02:36
Yemen: Thousands protest blockade and closure of Sana’a airportYemen: Thousands protest blockade and closure of Sana’a airport
February 26, 2021 at 20:24 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:14
USA: Biden pledges help in post-winter storm recovery on Texas tripUSA: Biden pledges help in post-winter storm recovery on Texas trip
February 27, 2021 at 03:38 GMT +00:00
01:58
Greece: Police tear-gas supporters of far-left convict at Athens metro stationGreece: Police tear-gas supporters of far-left convict at Athens metro station
February 27, 2021 at 05:09 GMT +00:00
03:23
Germany: Berlin locals slam AstraZeneca vaccine scepticismGermany: Berlin locals slam AstraZeneca vaccine scepticism
February 26, 2021 at 19:34 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:54
Germany: Further easing of COVID restrictions possible in March-April - AltmaierGermany: Further easing of COVID restrictions possible in March-April - Altmaier
February 27, 2021 at 01:23 GMT +00:00
02:25
Georgia: Opposition demands re-elections during rally in Tbilisi Georgia: Opposition demands re-elections during rally in Tbilisi
February 26, 2021 at 19:45 GMT +00:00
02:06
Chile: Police use water cannon and tear gas against protesters in SantiagoChile: Police use water cannon and tear gas against protesters in Santiago
February 27, 2021 at 14:47 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:36
Russian diplomats return home from North Korea on self-propelled handcarRussian diplomats return home from North Korea on self-propelled handcar
February 25, 2021 at 21:39 GMT +00:00
02:20
Israel: Hundreds violate COVID restrictions to attend Tel Aviv street party ahead of Purim holidayIsrael: Hundreds violate COVID restrictions to attend Tel Aviv street party ahead of Purim holiday
February 26, 2021 at 23:23 GMT +00:00
02:59
USA: Golden statue of Trump greets attendees at CPAC conference in OrlandoUSA: Golden statue of Trump greets attendees at CPAC conference in Orlando
February 27, 2021 at 02:18 GMT +00:00
View all videos