Statement of Petro Poroshenko

A cynic attempt to murder a leader of the Russian opposition by chemical weapons is yet another confirmation of the Kremlin’s criminal nature. It proves that there are no «red lines» for Putin, no moral safeguards. 

To keep his power grip and advance his neo-imperial ambitions, the Russian government is ready to murder anyone threatening Putin’s authoritarian regime. Navalny’s poisoning is a slap in the face to apologists looking for rethinking the West’s relations with Russia, restoring the «business as usual», and for those seeking to see some peace in Putin’s eyes. 

I hope that following the strong and loud declarations, the democratic world will strengthen the sanctions regime against the Kremlin.