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Ukraine and Spain sign agreement on security cooperation

Ukraine and Spain sign agreement on security cooperation Pedro Sanchez and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (

Ukraine and Spain have signed an agreement on security cooperation, according to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. This is the tenth agreement of this type for Kyiv.

"We have just signed a political agreement that is very important. This is a treaty about the future, and it is an example of our determination to provide Ukraine with all the tools to ensure Ukraine's stability. We are already the tenth country to sign such a treaty with Ukraine, as part of the G7 declaration last year," he said.

According to Sanchez, Spain sees security as an integrated field, so there are several areas of financial, military, and production cooperation between Ukraine and Spain.

"Support, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and demining are the topics the agreement covers. Spain has provided a lot of support over the past two years and is committed to another billion euros to strengthen Ukraine's capabilities. Of course, this includes air defense to protect civilians, infrastructures, cities that continue to suffer from attacks," he added.

For his part, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Spain for signing the security agreement.

"I am very grateful for this, thank you for this agreement. It is indeed a significant strategic document. For this year, we have recorded 1 billion euros of military assistance, for the period up to 2027 - 5 billion for Ukraine from Spain through the European Peace Facility," Zelenskyy said.

He added that Ukraine appreciated Spain's interest in joint projects in arms production and the development of security technologies.

Security commitments

In 2023, the G7 states signed a Joint Declaration on Ukraine's security at the NATO Summit in Vilnius. The UK, Canada, Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, and Latvia have already signed relevant agreements with Ukraine.

Ukraine is also working with the United States to agree on 10-year security commitments. They want to finalize it in May.