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Ukraine and Poland sign security guarantees agreement

Ukraine and Poland sign security guarantees agreement President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukraine and Poland have signed a bilateral security guarantee agreement. The signing took place in Warsaw, according to the Office of the President.

The agreement was signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on behalf of Ukraine, and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on behalf of Poland.

The security guarantee agreement, a first among already signed bilateral documents, includes provisions for intercepting missiles and drones in Ukrainian airspace if they are directed towards Poland.

For the first time, a Ukrainian Legion will be created, which will train personnel of Ukraine's Security and Defense Forces on Polish territory. Ukrainian citizens temporarily residing in Poland and other countries will be able to join this legion.

The agreement also includes a section on cooperation in the defense industry, specifically the establishment of production facilities of Polish defense companies in Ukraine and the exploration of additional opportunities for joint defense production.

Poland will also expand its assistance to Ukraine, utilizing the POLLOGHUB logistics center and cooperating with LitPolUkrBrig to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Furthermore, the agreement aims to deepen cooperation in non-military areas, including intelligence, cybersecurity, maritime and information security, and the protection of critical infrastructure. Specific sections of the agreement address economic recovery and reconstruction, border infrastructure, and the development of transit potential.

Political cooperation between Ukraine and Poland will encompass issues of European integration, the implementation of Ukraine's peace formula, sanctions policy, compensation for damages inflicted on Ukraine, and holding the aggressor accountable.

Poland unequivocally reaffirms its support for Ukraine's membership in the EU and NATO.

Security guarantees

Ukraine has already signed 21 bilateral security agreements. Besides the USA, partners ready to provide support in the event of aggression include the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, France, Denmark, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Iceland, and Poland.

At the end of June, Ukraine and Poland held the final round of negotiations on security guarantees.