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Security guarantees: Ukraine agrees to collaborate with another NATO country

Security guarantees: Ukraine agrees to collaborate with another NATO country Photo: President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a conversation with his Romanian counterpart, Klaus Iohannis, on January 9th, according to the Romanian President and the Ukrainian President.

Information from the President of Romania

Klaus Iohannis described the conversation with Zelenskyy as good and profound. According to him, they discussed "the security situation, further multi-level support for Ukraine, and bilateral priorities for 2024". The discussion also discussed joint efforts to build a strong Romanian-Ukrainian strategic partnership and further pragmatic agendas.

Information from the President of Ukraine

Zelenskyy informed that monthly Ukrainian exports through Romania have increased from 2 million tons to 3 million tons. They discussed ways to increase the capacity of border crossings to achieve the target indicator of 4 million tons.

"Thanks to Romania for supporting the decision to start negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU and for being ready to share its positive experience of European integration with our country," wrote the Ukrainian President.

Security guarantees

Zelenskyy also informed President Iohannis about the ongoing aerial terror from Russia and emphasized the importance of further cooperation with partners to strengthen Ukraine's air defense. They discussed bilateral cooperation, including the training program for Ukrainian F-16 pilots.

"It was agreed to start work on bilateral security guarantees based on the Vilnius G7 Declaration," stated Zelenskyy.

Security guarantees for Ukraine

Recall that in early July of the previous year, G7 countries approved a declaration promising to provide security guarantees to Ukraine. More than 30 countries have already joined it.

Several countries have also started negotiations with Ukraine on a bilateral basis regarding security guarantees. Negotiations with Germany started on November 17, 2023.

It was also reported that on December 20, the second round of negotiations on security guarantees between Ukraine and the UK took place.

Yesterday, Volodymyr Zelenskyy identified the participants of the delegation on security guarantees for Ukraine. Among them are the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, and the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Oleksandr Lytvynenko.