ua en ru

EU top official announces presenting EU security guarantees for Ukraine

EU top official announces presenting EU security guarantees for Ukraine High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

European Union mission is set to present proposals in Kyiv on the security commitments to Ukraine, as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, says at a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, in Brussels.

According to the head of European diplomacy, the presentation in the Ukrainian capital will be made by a representative of the European External Action Service. Borrell notes that the European Council has already approved the framework of the document on security guarantees for Ukraine.

"Next week the Under Secretary General for Security and Defense of European External Action Service will travel to Kyiv to share it (the document) with Ukrainian counterparts," he said.

After that, Borrell will be able to submit the framework agreement on long-term security commitments to the leaders of the European Union by the end of the year.

The high-ranking European diplomat adds that such guarantees will cover "security, defense, broader aspects such as financial reconstruction, trade, humanitarian support, sanctions, and accountability."

EU security guarantees for Ukraine

On July 11-12, the G7 countries in Vilnius signed the declaration on security guarantees for Ukraine to prevent a repeat of Russia's invasion before Ukraine becomes a member of NATO.

Other countries have also joined the Vilnius declaration on security guarantees, and the list is expanding.

Recently, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, revealed details about the work on European security guarantees for Ukraine. According to him, the first report on this topic will be presented in December.