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Security guarantees for Ukraine: How many countries are ready to join partnership

Security guarantees for Ukraine: How many countries are ready to join partnership Photo: Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal (Getty Images)

Ukraine is negotiating with partners to sign security guarantees, involving 30 countries. This was announced by the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

The head of the government mentioned that despite the full-scale Russian aggression, partner countries are already willing to enter into a security guarantee partnership today. Ukraine expects to sign agreements in the near future.

"We are negotiating with partners to sign agreements, involving 30 countries that supported the declaration of the G7 leaders, which was announced during the NATO Summit in Vilnius. Of course, we have G7 countries in this pool of partners who will be joining," said Shmyhal.

Security guarantees for Ukraine

As of early July last year, the Group of Seven (G7) countries approved a declaration pledging security guarantees to Ukraine.

Several countries initiated negotiations with Ukraine on a bilateral basis regarding security guarantees. Negotiations with Germany, for example, began on November 17, 2023.

On January 12, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine revealed that the White House is "very committed" to this issue, and two meetings have already taken place with the Office of the President of Ukraine and the government regarding bilateral security commitments.

On the same day, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, arrived in Kyiv for a working visit. During the visit, he met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The leaders signed a historic agreement on cooperation in the field of security.

For more details on what the UK's security guarantees for Ukraine entail, you can read in our material.