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Ukraine and US working on security treaty text - Zelenskyy reveals

Ukraine and US working on security treaty text - Zelenskyy reveals President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (photo:а)

Ukraine is working with the United States to conclude a 10-year security assurance agreement. Work is already underway on the "specific text" of the document, states President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"Our teams are working on a bilateral security agreement. We are already working on a specific text. Our goal is to make this agreement the strongest of all. We are discussing the specific foundations of our security, our cooperation," the president said.

Zelenskyy noted that Kyiv is working to fix specific levels of support from Washington for this and the next 10 years.

"This includes armed support, financial, political, and joint weapons production. The agreement should be truly exemplary and in line with the strength of American leadership. I am grateful to both our team and the team of the American side for moving forward with the preparation of the agreement," he said.

Security assurances

At last year's NATO summit in Vilnius, the G7 countries signed a joint declaration on security assurances for Ukraine. This declaration could be joined by other countries that are ready to conclude a bilateral agreement with Ukraine, promising support until the country becomes a NATO member.

The United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, and Latvia have already signed such agreements with Ukraine. At the same time, Ukraine has agreed to start negotiations on security assurances with Portugal and Poland.

As Zelenskyy said earlier, the agreement on security assurances between Ukraine and the United States may be signed after the US Congress completes the process of allocating funds to help Ukraine. This issue was reportedly resolved this April.

At the same time, the head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak, emphasized that the security assurances from the United States should be no worse than the American memorandum with Israel.