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Germany confirms Zelenskyy and Scholz to sign security agreement today

Germany confirms Zelenskyy and Scholz to sign security agreement today President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrives in Berlin today, February 16, for a crucial diplomatic engagement with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The highlight of the visit is the anticipated signing of a bilateral security agreement, according to N-TV.

A government representative of Germany highlighted that the talks at the Federal Chancellery will culminate in the signing of a bilateral agreement concerning security commitments and long-term support.

Following a press conference, Zelenskyy is scheduled to meet with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

This diplomatic rendezvous sets the stage for Zelenskyy's appearance at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, February 17, where he is expected to deliver a speech and hold discussions with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.

Zelenskyy's trips to Western Europe

Several days ago, Bloomberg reported on Zelenskyy's intentions to tour across Western European capitals, including attending the Munich Security Conference.

Previously, the German media Tagesspiegel had hinted at Zelenskyy's visit to Germany for the same conference.

However, Christoph Heusgen, the head of the Munich Security Conference, refrained from confirming these speculations. Nevertheless, he assured that efforts were being made to ensure Zelenskyy's presence.

Yesterday, the Office of the President confirmed Zelenskyy's visit to Germany and France on February 16 and 17 for negotiations with Scholz and Macron.

The Élysée Palace announced that French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sign a security agreement between the two countries, with the signing ceremony set to take place today.