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Ukraine and Ireland agree to start working on security agreement

Ukraine and Ireland agree to start working on security agreement President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukraine and Ireland have agreed to commence work on a bilateral security agreement in the near future, according to President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"Ireland's neutrality does not imply disregard for justice and the restoration of peace. During our call, Ireland's Taoiseach Simon Harris confirmed his participation in the Peace Summit," he wrote.

Zelenskyy expressed gratitude to Ireland for its humanitarian and logistical support. They also discussed further cooperation in the field of humanitarian demining.

"We agreed to direct our teams to begin working on a bilateral security agreement based on the G7 Vilnius Declaration as soon as possible," wrote the President.

Security guarantees

In July 2023, on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Vilnius, leaders of the G7 countries cemented security assurances for Ukraine with their signatures.

To date, bilateral agreements, based on the provisions of this declaration, have already been concluded between Ukraine and a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, and Latvia.

Ukraine is actively collaborating with the United States on crafting a 10-year security assurance agreement. It is expected that the finalization and signing of the document will take place as early as May.