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mo4ch:>Poroshenko sent Ukrainians to die in Kerch Strait in hopes of boosting approval rating – Putin | Mo4ch News

President Petro Poroshenko sent Ukrainian servicemen to die in a provocation with Russia in the Kerch Strait, in hopes of boosting his approval rating, Vladimir Putin has claimed, adding that thankfully this didn’t happen.

The Ukrainian sailors whose vessels were intercepted by Russia’s coast guard last month were meant to serve as cannon fodder, and the fact that none of the Ukrainian servicemembers died in the clash caused disappointment in Kiev's “ruling circles,” Putin told journalists during an annual Q&A conference.

“They hoped that some of them would die, but, thank God, this did not happen,” Russia’s president said.

He went on to accuse Poroshenko of using the provocation to boost his sagging approval ratings ahead of Ukraine’s presidential election.

On November 25, three ships of the Ukrainian Navy entered Russia’s territorial waters while traveling from the Black Sea through the Kerch Strait. Moscow claims that the Ukrainian vessels made dangerous manoeuvres and did not comply with demands from Russian authorities to stop. The ships were rammed by the Russian coast guard and three Ukrainian personnel were wounded. In total, 24 Ukrainian sailors were detained and prosecuted for illegally crossing Russia’s border. Putin stressed that the incident was a plot to escalate tensions between Russia and Ukraine, noting that two of the captured Ukrainians were members of the Ukrainian Security Service.

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Source : RT - Daily news

Poroshenko sent Ukrainians to die in Kerch Strait in hopes of boosting approval rating – Putin

Poroshenko sent Ukrainians to die in Kerch Strait in hopes of boosting approval rating – Putin

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