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Ukraine and Latvia sign bilateral security agreement

Ukraine and Latvia sign bilateral security agreement Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, alongside his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkēvičs, has inked a bilateral security pact between the two nations, according to Ukraine's president's Telegram channel.

Per the agreement:

  • Latvia pledges to provide military aid to Ukraine, amounting to 0.25% of its GDP annually;
  • Latvia commits to a 10-year support plan for Ukraine in cyber defense, demining efforts, and unmanned technologies, while also fostering Ukraine's path towards European Union (EU) and NATO accession.

"Thanks to friendly Latvia! This is the specificity and predictability our fight for freedom and independence demands," the president added.

Security guarantees for Ukraine

At the NATO Summit in Vilnius, the G7 nations signed a declaration outlining security assurances for Ukraine, subsequently joined by several other countries.

The treaty encompasses not just military aid but also financial and economic support, along with Ukraine's reconstruction. Notably, it includes a guarantee of assistance in the event of renewed aggression from the Russian Federation.

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

Recently, Ukraine and Portugal also agreed to initiate talks for signing a bilateral security pact.