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Ukraine and Romania sign agreement on security guarantees

Ukraine and Romania sign agreement on security guarantees President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Romanian leader Klaus Iohannis (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis have signed a cooperation agreement on security between the two countries, citing the Office of the President.

According to the agreement, Romania will:

  • Provide Ukraine with Patriot systems;
  • Support Kyiv with the same intensity as during 2022-2024;
  • Facilitate the rapid transit of all necessary equipment through its territory to Ukraine.

The Office of the President adds that a distinctive feature of this agreement is the specific points of cooperation to strengthen security in the Black Sea region. Romania will assist Ukraine in demining the Black Sea and provide support through the tools of the European Union and NATO.

In particular, Bucharest will assist the F-16 training center in preparing Ukrainian pilots and will support our country's defense industry.

The agreement also includes sections related to intelligence and counterintelligence, cybersecurity, information security, humanitarian demining, sanctions, and the reconstruction and rebuilding of Ukraine.

Ukraine's security guarantees

Ukraine has signed bilateral security agreements with 23 countries. The agreement provides a wide range of support measures for Kyiv, including military, economic, and humanitarian areas. There are also specific clauses, but everything depends on the partner's capabilities.

On June 27, Ukraine signed agreements with the EU, Lithuania, and Estonia. Yesterday, on July 11, an agreement was signed with Luxembourg.