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Security commitments: Ambassador reveals expectations for Ukraine-US agreement

Security commitments: Ambassador reveals expectations for Ukraine-US agreement US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

The United States aims "to give Ukrainians confidence" in the security agreement until the country joins NATO, states the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink.

"So we are working on such a document. I anticipate that at some point in the near future, we'll be able to talk more about it publicly. But the idea with this is to give you and Ukrainians confidence from the time of now until you're in NATO. So it will be some kind of document," Brink says.

At the same time, she notes that she does not know whether this agreement will be similar to those signed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with Germany, France, and Britain.

"So to me, these are very important steps that came out of last year's Vilnius summit, to make sure that, on the road to NATO, that you will have assurance that, the United States and other countries will support Ukraine in case it's attacked or, you know, even if the war stopped, if it were to start again" the ambassador adds.

However, Brink could not answer whether it is possible to sign the agreement before the next NATO summit.

"I can't predict the timing. I can tell you we will move forward as soon as we possibly can," she says.

Security commitments for Ukraine

At the NATO Vilnius Summit, the Group of Seven countries signed a declaration on security commitments for Ukraine, to which several dozen countries later joined.

This declaration provides for the willingness of the signatory country to conclude a bilateral agreement with Ukraine.

The agreement includes not only military assistance but also financial and economic support, as well as Ukraine's recovery. Additionally, the agreements guarantee assistance to Ukraine in case of further aggression by the Russian Federation.

The first such agreement was signed with Britain in January. Last week, documents were signed with Germany and France.

In addition, Ukraine is close to signing security agreements with the Netherlands and Denmark.