The elected President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, today promised to quickly crush the separatist insurgency in the east, which runs the risk that Russia will cut off the gas supply, also affecting Europe.
“We will not allow any longer that these terrorists kidnap and kill people (…) occupying buildings and violating laws. We live a situation of war in eastern Ukraine (…) We must act,” he declared.
At the moment, Ukraine must pay 2,000 million dollars to the Russian giant Gazprom in the framework of a European plan which is currenty rejected.
Meanwhile, European leaders urged the Russian President Vladimir Putin to help their neighbor using his influence with the rebels to end the insurrection.