Tymoshenko says Kiev has the right to demand military assistance

Tymoshenko says Kiev has the right to demand military assistance

KIEV, November 26. /TASS/. The leader of the party “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Tymoshenko said after Sunday’s incident in the Kerch Strait Ukraine could demand from international partners assistance, including military.


“In these exceptional circumstances, we have every right to demand from the countries of the world, from global collective security bodies, specific, clear, actionable assistance, including military” — she wrote on Monday in Facebook.

Tymoshenko also believes that the time has come that the countries-guarantors of security and sovereignty of Ukraine fulfilled the guarantees under the Budapest Memorandum.

November 25 three ships of naval forces of Ukraine violated the right of passage of warships through the territorial sea of the Russian Federation when following from the Black to the Azov sea. For their compulsory stop in the Kerch Strait weapon was used, three servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy, was slightly injured. The ships were detained and brought to Kerch, for violation of border of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case. The Russian side has called the incident a provocation, the Ukrainian authorities initiated the introduction of martial law, and the EU and NATO called for de-escalation of the situation.