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Macron announces parliamentary debates on security agreement with Ukraine

Macron announces parliamentary debates on security agreement with Ukraine President of France Emmanuel Macron (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Debates and voting on the bilateral security agreement with Ukraine will take place in the French Parliament, according to a statement of the Élysée Palace.

As reported, French President Emmanuel Macron instructed the government to "make a statement before parliament" regarding the bilateral security agreement signed with Ukraine on February 16 and the situation in Ukraine overall, after which there will be "debates and voting."

The Élysée Palace did not specify the exact question to be voted on. It is worth noting that ratification of any of the bilateral agreements with allies was not planned.

Also, the French president's administration did not mention a possible date for debates in parliament.

Security commitments for Ukraine

In July 2023, at the NATO summit, G7 countries signed a declaration of security commitments for Ukraine. Several dozen EU and NATO countries later joined. The declaration envisages the conclusion of bilateral agreements between the signatory country and Ukraine.

The first security agreement was signed with Britain in early January 2024. During a visit to Europe in February of this year, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed similar agreements with Germany and France.

Recently, a security agreement was also signed with Denmark. On February 24, Ukraine entered into agreements with Italy and Canada.

For more details on security commitments for Ukraine, see the article by RBC-Ukraine.