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Ukraine and Finland sign bilateral security commitments

Ukraine and Finland sign bilateral security commitments Photo: Presidents of Ukraine and Finland Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Alexander Stubb (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Presidents of Ukraine and Finland, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Alexander Stubb, have signed an agreement on security cooperation and long-term support between the countries, the Finnish president says.

The President of Finland is on a visit to Ukraine and met with Zelenskyy in Kyiv.

"With the visit, Finland shows its strong and continued support for Ukraine," the statement says.

During the meeting, the two Presidents discussed, among other things, the current situation in the aggressive war launched by Russia more than two years ago, Finland's support for Ukraine, and Ukraine's efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace.

At the end of the meeting, the two Presidents signed an agreement on security cooperation and long-term support between Finland and Ukraine.

"The 10-year agreement is a token of Finland’s long-term commitment to supporting Ukraine. It covers various sectors, including political support, support for Ukrainian defense and security, and support for reforming and reconstructing Ukraine," the statement says.

For his part, Zelenskyy says that the security guarantee commitment is a strong document that demonstrates Finland's readiness to continue to support Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression.

"Finland will provide long-term military and financial assistance, as well as deepen cooperation with Ukraine in the political, financial, humanitarian, and reform fields," he says.

The President also adds that Finland would help Ukraine rebuild its energy sector, assess environmental damage, strengthen border and critical infrastructure protection, and treat Ukrainian soldiers.

Security commitments for Ukraine

At the NATO Summit in Vilnius, the G7 countries signed a declaration on security commitments for Ukraine, which was later joined by many other countries.

The agreement covers not only military assistance but also financial and economic support, as well as the restoration of Ukraine. In addition, the agreements provide a guarantee of assistance to Kyiv in the event of repeated Russian aggression.

Among the countries that have signed a security guarantee agreement with Ukraine are: