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Ukraine and Czechia initiated negotiations on security guarantees

Ukraine and Czechia initiated negotiations on security guarantees Photo: Ukraine and Czechia held the first round of negotiations on security guarantees (

Ukraine is negotiating a security guarantees agreement with Czechia, which includes cooperation in the defense industry, according to the Office of the President of Ukraine.

The first round of negotiations was led by the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Ihor Zhovkva. Representing the Czech side was the Director General for Security and Multilateral Issues of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechia David Konecký.

Zhovkva noted that Czechia demonstrates leadership in supporting Ukraine and engages other countries in implementing bold and important initiatives, including supplying our military with ammunition. Prague also supports our country on issues related to joining the European Union and NATO.

"The parties noted progress in drafting the future security agreement, exchanged views on its content, in particular on strengthening cooperation in the defense industry," the statement from the Office of the President reads.

A schedule for further negotiations was also agreed upon so that the presidents of the two countries could sign the agreement in the near future.

Security guarantees for Ukraine

Last year, Ukraine initiated negotiations for bilateral security agreements with a number of countries.

These initiatives entail defense support for Ukraine until its accession to the North Atlantic Alliance.

The list of states with which our country is negotiating is constantly expanding. Agreements have already been concluded with: the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, and others.

On April 3, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a security guarantee agreement with President of Finland Alexander Stubb.