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Norway may conclude security agreement with Ukraine within weeks, PM says

Norway may conclude security agreement with Ukraine within weeks, PM says Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Norway and Ukraine may sign a security agreement within a few weeks, announces the Prime Minister of Norway, Jonas Gahr Støre, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on February 16.

According to Støre, Ukraine will primarily enter into comprehensive security agreements with G7 countries "for understandable reasons."

"But the Scandinavian countries will also sign agreements individually over a certain period of time. The goal is to conclude an agreement that confirms Norway's support for Ukraine's independence and its right to self-defense," the Norwegian Prime Minister noted.

In his assessment, it will take several more weeks to finalize the agreement between Norway and Ukraine.

Security commitments for Ukraine

Ukraine is negotiating security commitments with several countries, including the United States, Canada, Romania, France, Germany, and Italy.

On January 12, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited Kyiv on a working visit. During his visit, he signed a historic agreement on security cooperation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The agreement has already come into force and will be valid for 10 years.

Today, on February 16, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in France for a visit. He has already met with President Emmanuel Macron. The leaders have signed a security agreement for our country.

Ukraine has already concluded a similar agreement with Germany today. More details about the document can be found in the material by RBC-Ukraine.