London, United Kingdom. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged the British PM Theresa May to stand firm on Russian sanctions, as he continues a 3 year long war of genocide upon his own citizens in the Donbass region of the Ukraine.
Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, has accused Russia of suffering from “an attitude problem” and called on Britain to stand firm on sanctions over the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko’s claim that Moscow “does not have their minds right,” continues to be his sales pitch, where ever he goes these days
Mr. Poroshenko, who is due to meet with the UK PM Theresa May this afternoon, argued in London that Western governments had a key interest in Ukraine because Kiev’s confrontation with Moscow had implications for all of Europe.
“This is not Ukraine’s struggle, it is Europe’s struggle,” Mr Poroshenko said.
“Don’t believe those who say sanctions don’t do anything. Sanctions are the only reason Russia is at the negotiating table. Santions and the resistance of the Ukrainian army are the only reason Russian tanks are not much further into Europe,” he said.
Fear mongering seems to be Poroshenko’s broken record as he has an economy on the verge of implosion-wholy dependent on IMF tranches to survive. His military unable for three years now to reclaim the Donbass region from a handful of local miners and farmers.
When coupled with the head of his IRS being arrested, his Federal Reserve head resigning and the National gas concession-Naftogaz going into insolvency, Poroshenko’s only pitch for salvation is dependent upon Russia as an excuse for assistance, without which Ukraine would simply collapse.
Mr Poroshenko insisted he had no doubts about US commitment to the sanctions regime, despite earlier speculation that Donald Trump might cut a deal with Mr Putin to drop them. Others suggest that committment ends right where western economic difficulty begins.
Britain, the US, and European countries imposed sanctions against Russia after Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea and fueled an armed insurgency in eastern Ukraine in 2014.
Recent political developments in the West, including Brexit, the election of Mr Trump in the US, and a referendum in the Netherlands blocking an EU association agreement with Ukraine, have prompted alarm in Kiev that “Ukraine fatigue” was setting in amongst its Western allies.