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Security guarantees: Zelenskyy's Office hopes for swift start of talks with Poland

Security guarantees: Zelenskyy's Office hopes for swift start of talks with Poland Ihor Zhovkva, Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hopes for the swift commencement of security guarantee negotiations with Poland, according to a statement from Deputy Head of the Presidential Office, Ihor Zhovkva.

"We hope for the swift commencement of negotiations with Poland on the conclusion of a bilateral security agreement, following the example of the United Kingdom," stated Zhovkva.

According to him, this will mark a new stage in the bilateral relations between Ukraine and Poland.

"Together, let's make Europe safer, and Ukraine and Poland stronger together," emphasized the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office.

Tusk in Kyiv

Recall that today, January 22, the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, for the first time since heading the government in December 2023, arrived in Ukraine.

RBC-Ukraine has compiled the main news about Tusk's stay in Ukraine.

Security guarantees for Ukraine

At the beginning of July last year, G7 countries approved a declaration promising security guarantees to Ukraine. Over 30 countries have already joined it.

Also, a number of countries have started negotiations with Ukraine on security guarantees on a bilateral basis. In particular, 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 Britain took place.

Security agreement between Britain and Ukraine

On January 12, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, during his visit to Kyiv, signed an agreement on security guarantees with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Thus, Britain became the first country to sign a similar agreement with Ukraine.

The agreement provides guarantees of financial, military, and other types of support.

More details about the document - in the material of RBC-Ukraine.